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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $66,047)

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 2008 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 WV Division of Criminal Justice Services will administer their FY 2008 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program funds by subgranting to the WV Division of Corrections, following the requirements and regulations of the RSAT Grant Program. The WV Division of Corrections (DOC) will use this funding to support the treatment program in their facilities. DOC is in the process of developing and implementing standards and methods for therapeutic communities in all of its facilities. The treatment programs in the facilities are integral parts of the therapeutic community. The DOC's main goals of this grant are to: 1) continue operation of current RSAT units at Huttonsville, Pruntytown, Denmar, St. Marys, Mount Olive, Beckley, Anthony, and Lakin Correctional Centers; 2) expand services where possible in each of the current units to bring more treatment beds on-line; 3) provide professional development for staff working within RSAT units, to include two levels of therapeutic community training and RSAT bi-annual meetings; 4) collaborate with Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, to establish groundwork for a residential aftercare facility for offenders exiting the correctional system; 5) continue purchases and utilization of evidence-based programs to treat addictions in the criminal justice system and 6) provide funds to conduct quality control checks of the RSAT units currently in place. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 2, 2007