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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Adult Offenders

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $84,799)

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. RSAT 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 State of Kansas' FY 2007 RSAT program will continue existing substance abuse treatment services at an 80 bed minimum security facility for males located at the Kansas Department of Correction's Osawatomie Correctional Facility and a 24 bed therapeutic community for females at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF). Both facility programs include regular urinalysis testing, detailed individualized treatment and chemical relapse prevention plans, comprehensive release plans, and written job and education history summaries that are completed prior to release. Transitional Case Managers identify needs and perform pre-release assessments to assist with education and job training opportunities, continuing care halfway house placement, self help and peer support groups, residential issues, and budgeting skills. The Transitional Case Manager also works closely with the assigned parole officer to ensure that issues relative to parole supervision and continuing care/relapse prevention are addressed. According to a 2006 state annual report, one year post-release, 76.3 percent of offenders who successfully completed programming remained un-incarcerated. Likewise, two years post-release, 70.1 percent of participate who successfully completed the program remained free from prison. However, only 63.4 percent of offenders who needed therapeutic community programming, but received none, remained free.


Date Created: July 9, 2007