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Georgia's 2007 RSAT Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $311,295)

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Formula Grant Program (RSAT) assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities. The RSAT Program also assists states and local governments in creating and maintaining community-based aftercare services for offenders who are released from institutionally based substance abuse programs. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Formula Grant funds may be used to implement three types of programs. At least 10 percent of the total state allocation for FY 2007 shall be made available to local correctional and detention facilities (provided such facilities exist) for either residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based substance abuse treatment programs as defined below.

The overall goal of the State of Georgia's RSAT program is to provide a residential substance abuse treatment program within Georgia correctional institutions that is linked with community aftercare so that a continuum of treatment exists. The goal of this program is to decrease the incidence of relapse by drug-addicted offenders back to substance abuse, thereby decreasing the recidivism to criminal conduct that results from substance abusing behavior. In support of the overall goal, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will utilize the FY 2007 RSAT grant funding is to pursue the following objectives: 1. Fund the Department of Juvenile Justice to continue an initiative of providing substance abuse treatment to youth; 2. Continue funding the Dekalb County Jail substance abuse treatment program; and 3. To validate the connection between treatment and lowered recidivism through review and evaluation of program progress and outcomes.


Date Created: July 2, 2007