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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $74,381)

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 Idaho State Police will use the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue programs in the South Idaho Correctional Institution (SICI), the Idaho Correctional Institution Orofino (ICIO), and a new aftercare pilot program at South Boise Women's Correctional Center (SBWCC). The RSAT program at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, which began accepting inmates in 1997, has filled a major void in offender treatment in Idaho. One hundred and thirty inmates are active in the TEAM program at any one time. This program is an intensive 9 to 12 month treatment program for chronic substance abusers that treat not only addiction, but criminality as well. The ICIO has grown from 38 inmates to 51 inmates active in the FRIENDS program at any one time. The Idaho Department of Corrections proposes to implement a Therapeutic Community Aftercare pilot program in coordination with SBWCC and District 4 Community Corrections. The program specifics will include reintegration issues for female offenders with drug and alcohol problems. The FY 2007 RSAT funds will be used to continue programming and make necessary improvements to strengthen the success of the SICI and ICIO RSAT programs.


Date Created: July 12, 2007