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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $222,611)

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 State of Arizona's FY 2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program priority is to provide residential treatment and jail based programs within the correctional setting. These residential projects will focus on cognitive, behavioral, social, and vocational skills. Arizona's Department of Health Services provides agencies with guidelines for their aftercare component. The two primary goals of their RSAT project are: 1) Develop programs that will break the cycle of drug abuse and associated violence by providing programs that develop the inmates cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational and other skills that helps the inmate overcome substance abuse, anti-social behavior, and to prepare inmates for community re-entry; and 2) Provide housing, job-placement, counseling and related aftercare services that will help recently released inmates cope with the pressures associated with community living.

Arizona's residential substance abuse treatment programs consist of residential projects such as Progressive Recovery and Women in Recovery. The Progressive Recovery component project has 100 beds in a dedicated housing unit. This component is for selected inmates within a larger program who are dually diagnosed substance abusers and sex offenders. Women in Recovery is designed for substance abusing female inmates with a special emphasis on re-entry and family re-unification during and after treatment. This housing unit consists of 16 beds.

Arizona's Department of Corrections has 3 male juvenile facilities (Catalina Mountain, Adobe Mountain, and Canyan Schools) that provide services to over 140 juvenile male inmates and approximately 68 beds. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's "Project Alpha" has 105 beds for substance abusing inmates. Agencies that qualify have continuing aftercare components provided in the community by treatment and service providers operating under the supervision and authority of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services.


Date Created: July 9, 2007