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FY 2007 Ohio's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $289,742)

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 goals of the Ohio RSAT program are to increase the number of long-term residential treatment beds available for substance abusing offenders with high needs and improve offender reentry to the community, thereby reducing recidivism. The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services plans to use the FY 2007 RSAT funding for RSAT projects that are similar to the projects funded in fiscal year 2006. Current projects are at MonDay, a community-based correctional facility; Alvis House, a male halfway house; Greene County Jail; Talbert House, a juvenile residential facility; NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program, a community-based correctional facility; and Eastern Ohio Correctional Center, a community-based correctional facility for female offenders. The MonDay program is based on a cognitive-behavioral approach and serves male and female offenders. The Alvin House program also uses a cognitive-behavioral approach and serves male parolees needing residential services in the community. The Greene County Jail program serves male offenders and is a highly structured, disciplined, positive peer culture separated from the general inmate population by location, dress, and standard of grooming and behavior. The Talbert House program serves youth referred by the juvenile court and provides a continuum of care designed to meet the individual needs of youth and prepare them to return to school after program completion. The NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program is a dual diagnosis program. The Program's services include ongoing consultation with a psychiatrist, psychotropic medication, mental health counseling, and specialized case management. The Eastern Ohio Correctional Center program is based on the unique needs of female substance abusers, including self-esteem, sexual abuse, family issues, grief issues, parenting, and employment skills.


Date Created: July 2, 2007