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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $162,916)

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 South Carolina, Office of Justice Programs will utilize their FY 2007 RSAT funds to support residential treatment facilities set-apart from the general correctional or detention population that target previously unserved or underserved populations and provide treatment that lasts between six and twelve months. They will focus on the substance abuse problems of the offender and will seek to develop the offenders' cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational and other skills to solve substance abuse and related problems. Projects considered may include a continuation and/or increase in residential opportunities for high-risk offenders between the ages of 17 and 25 sentenced under the South Carolina Youthful Offender Act. Sub-recipients will provide descriptions of the aftercare services available to graduates of a residential substance abuse treatment unit. The descriptions must include, but are not limited to: a list of funding sources for aftercare services; types of services provided; and information on whether graduates of the residential substance abuse treatment unit receive preference for aftercare services, such as halfway houses or other community-based treatment services.


Date Created: July 9, 2007