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Tennessee Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $176,130)

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 Office of Criminal Justice Programs' (OCJP) primary goal in the administration of the FY 2007 RSAT funds is to enhance, prepare, and assist state and local agencies with the implementation and continuation of quality residential substance abuse treatment programs that address the total needs of the offender population served. Specific objectives include: 1.) Supporting the State's Drug Courts by providing RSAT grants to fund residential programs; 2.) Increasing the availability of substance abuse treatment beds in prisons, jails, and alternative placement facilities; 3.) Increasing the life skills, education, and job training necessary for offenders to stay drug-free; 4.) Enhancing training opportunities and skill development for individuals directly responsible for providing treatment services to offenders; and 5.) Developing other types of substance abuse prevention and treatment programs that will compliment RSAT funded programs. In addition to substance abuse treatment, OCJP seeks to incorporate into each RSAT program other key components of successful rehabilitation including vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training, social skills development, family therapy, cognitive restructuring, and other skills to solve substance abuse and related problems.


Date Created: July 2, 2007