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Wyoming Women's Center 2007 Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $48,432)

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 Wyoming Office of the Attorney General will use the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue to support the Women's Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), a residential substance abuse treatment program for women incarcerated at the Wyoming Women's Center (WWC) in Lusk, Wyoming. The ITU is a modified, therapeutic community designed for women with a felony sentence who have a severe drug problem, often involving methamphetamines. The program currently has a treatment capacity for 16 women. It is anticipated that the program will have a treatment capacity of 32 women once construction of 16 additional beds is completed in the first quarter of calendar year 2007. The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) operates all adult correctional facilities, probation and parole field services, and contracts with authorized community alternative programs and facilities. The Office of the Attorney General will administer the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) funds through a Memorandum of Understanding with the WDOC. Ten percent of the grant funds will be used for a treatment program in a local correctional facility that will be identified at a later date.


Date Created: July 9, 2007