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2007 Kentucky RSAT Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $143,632)

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 Kentucky Department of Corrections utilizes Residential Substance Abuse Treatment programs (RSAT) in four state-run prison facilities; three privately-run prison facilities also provide intensive residential treatment. Currently, fourteen local jail facilities offer residential substance abuse treatment and two of these are funded through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program. These residential substance abuse programs aim to assist the offender in overcoming the addiction of drugs and alcohol to be able to lead productive lives in the future. The Kentucky Department of Corrections' goals under the FY 2007 RSAT Program are: 1) screen local and state inmates housed in detention facilities for alcohol and other drug abuse issues; 2) support the inmate in facing their addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs; 3) provide residential substance abuse treatment in a cost-effective manner, with mandated case managed aftercare services; 4) decrease the number of probation/parole revocations and the re-arrest rate related to substance abuse and the criminal behavior associated with it; and 5) reduce the number of facility beds occupied by inmates with primarily alcohol and other drug abuse issues.


Date Created: July 2, 2007