Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $109,429)
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 Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) serves as the State Administering Agency for the RSAT formula grants. The DFA will continue to support programs provided through various facilities operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections (AR-DOC) and Arkansas Department of Community Corrections (AR-DCC) with the FY 2007 RSAT funds. Both sub-recipients will help offenders overcome substance abuse by continuing to provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs utilizing the Therapeutic Community modality of treatment. The DFA will sub-grant funds via an open-bidding process so that local correctional facilities will also be afforded the opportunity to apply for FY 2007 funding. The AR-DOC provides long-term RSAT services at three facilities: Tucker (male unit), Wrightsville (male unit), and McPherson Units (female unit). The AR-DCC also supports one RSAT program within the Special Needs Unit located in the Southeast AR Community Correction Center (female unit). The State's policy on substance abuse testing and trafficking requires monthly detection methods (e.g., urinalysis, use of dogs, ion scanners, etc.). Positive tests result in sanctions and referral to mandatory treatment. The DFA will not utilize FY 2007 RSAT funds for administrative costs.