Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $70,389)
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 Utah intends to pass through the entire FY 2007 RSAT award of $70,389 to local correctional facilities. The RSAT funds will be awarded to the following two subgrantees as follows: $33,083 will be awarded to the Davis County Sheriff's Office to continue the RSAT Program in the Davis County Jail/Work Center and $37,306.00 will be awarded to Weber Human Services to continue the RSAT Program established in the Weber County Correctional Facility. Utah will permit RSAT funded recipients to utilize up to ten percent of their funding for aftercare services. Utah has successfully established 276 residential substance abuse treatment beds within the state prison system and continues to maintain them with state funds. Therefore, Utah made the decision to focus RSAT funds on building the capacity of local county jails to provide residential substance abuse treatment programs for male and female adult offenders. Programs that will receive priority funding are county jails where offenders are housed for a minimum of three months; have specific criteria for program entry; have a consistent method for drug testing; provide therapeutic services that focus on the substance abuse problems of inmates and develop cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve substance abuse and related problems; and employ the program design that is based on effective and scientific practices. RSAT funding will be used to expand the capacity of Utah's residential substance abuse treatment services for state and county inmates incarcerated in county jails.
RSAT funded recipients will be required to develop a reentry strategy for offenders, including facilitating access to continued treatment and transitional support services in the community. The Utah Commission on Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) is the state agency designated to administer the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program. CJJJ established an RSAT Workgroup consisting of representatives from Utah's state and local correctional facilities that have the capability of providing residential substance abuse treatment programs.