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FY 2007 RSAT

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $48,352)

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 Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Division of Rehabilitative Services, will utilize the FY 2007 RSAT funds for the support of their residential substance abuse program for minimum security inmates. Their residential substance abuse program provides intensive residential substance abuse treatment and case management services that emphasize discharge planning to better prepare the inmates for reintegration into the community. The RSAT program objectives are reducing recidivism among inmates identified as having substance abuse problems; reducing institutional disciplinary infractions; increasing involvement in community substance abuse programs; and providing services to between 100-150 individuals per year. The focus will be on continuing program evaluation and program improvement. The Department of Children, Youth, and Families will continue to utilize a portion of the RSAT funds to expand and enhance the substance abuse treatment services available to the residents of the RI Training School for Youth. The Department will continue to provide the residents with a number of program services including assessment, substance abuse education, problem solving skills, leadership skills, individual and group counseling, relapse prevention family counseling and aftercare planning. Programming must be readily available which meets the treatment needs of residents with differing patterns of use, motivation levels and treatment histories. The continuum of treatment options available to residents must include services designed to respond to the youth identified as being chemically dependent and in need of intensive treatment. The goals of the RI Training School for Youth are to provide a residential substance abuse treatment program for male residents of the RI Training School for Youth; implement drug testing for all residents of the correctional facility; and foster linkages with community resources in order to provide suitable substance abuse treatment, educational, vocational, employment, and mental health services to graduates of the residential unit.


Date Created: July 2, 2007