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Virginia's RSAT Jail-Based Programs

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $229,042)

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.

Virginia's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) mission is to improve public safety by reducing recidivism among substance abusing offenders through encouraging their involvement in and completion of the RSAT Programs. Virginia's jail-based RSAT Programs are designed to enhance the substance abuse treatment system of Virginia by preparing offenders for reentry into the community and by incorporating reentry planning activities into the later phases of the RSAT treatment program in jails. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services will use the FY 2007 RSAT funds to support the administration of the RSAT Program and subgrant funds to two regional jails located in the Riverside and the Southside areas of the state. The Riverside Regional Jail-based Program is a 20-bed female unit that will admit an estimated 40 offenders a year and will work toward a 75% successful program completion rate. The Southside Regional Jail-based Program is a 10-bed female unit that plans to admit at least 12 to 15 female offenders a year and will work towards an 85% successful completion rate.


Date Created: July 2, 2007