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FY 2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $278,825)

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 Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) plans use the FY 2007 RSAT funds to provide residential substance abuse treatment to state prisoners housed in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), as well as for local programs. Illinois currently supports 148 beds for adult males, 124 beds for adult females, 188 beds for juvenile males, and 70 beds for juvenile females, which represent only a small portion of those offenders who are convicted of a drug offense, who are addicted to a substance or substances, or who are dually diagnosed as substance addicted and mentally ill. The goals of the Illinois RSAT program are to: 1) Establish, expand, and maintain residential substance abuse treatment beds for adult and juvenile offenders; 2) Provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for staff in RSAT programs; 3) Expand pre-treatment orientation services; and 4) Expand screening and assessment services for adult and juvenile offenders targeted for RSAT-funded programs. ICJIA will use 4.6 percent for administration, with 85.4 percent to IDOC and IDJJ, and 10 percent to local agencies to be determined at a later date, while providing a 25 percent match from the state and local subgrantees.


Date Created: July 2, 2007