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RSAT - Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $188,445)

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 State of New Jersey will use their FY 2007 RSAT funds to fund the following 3 subgrant projects. First, the No Return I Program is located at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. It is a 160-bed program, providing six to twelve months of treatment services with RSAT funds. The Therapeutic Community and associated continuum of care was selected by the New Jersey Department of Corrections as its principal treatment method to address treatment needs. The primary goals are to effectively identify, assess and treat offenders by way of a comprehensive continuum of care system. This system includes the in-prison Therapeutic Community portion followed by community placement, first in an Assessment and Treatment Center, then in a halfway house and/or community based intensive drug treatment facility. The completion of the treatment continuum is designed to provide the participant with the necessary tools to successfully re-integrate into society and remain substance and crime free. The Second Program is called D.O.V.E.S. (Developing Opportunities and Values through Education and Substance Abuse Treatment) Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment Program. This Program provides substance abuse treatment opportunities for juveniles under the supervision of the Juvenile Justice Commission to break the cycle of addiction and drug related delinquent activities. The D.O.V.E.S. Program for females is currently operating with a combination of FY 2006 RSAT and 2007 Direct State Services funds. The D.O.V.E.S Program provides substance abuse treatment services for 15-17 females in a community setting, with two beds utilized for relapse, if needed. Finally, the Atlantic County Local Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program combines both pharmaceutical and cognitive-behavioral interventions to increase the likelihood of sustained abstinence from illicit opiates in order to increase self-sufficiency through gainful employment and decreased involvement in the criminal justice system. The Atlantic County jail-based treatment program will provide treatment services to approximately 60 inmates per year. Offenders selected for the program are serving a minimum of 90 days in the county jail. Three separate sessions of treatment are provided during a 12-month period to approximately 20 inmates per session. The program consists of group counseling sessions at least three times per week and a minimum of 12 individual counseling sessions.


Date Created: July 16, 2007