Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $164,521)
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. RSAT 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 goal for the RSAT program in Oklahoma is to continue to provide funding to implement substance abuse treatment programs within the state and local correctional facilities. Prisoners are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment in order to prepare them for reintegration back into their communities. The Department of Corrections will provide RSAT programs to over 800 inmates throughout the state. The RSAT projects will last between 6 and 12 months; provide residential treatment facilities that are set apart from the general correctional population; focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate; develop the inmate's cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems; and continue to use urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for those enrolled in the residential substance-abuse treatment programs and post program while they remain in the custody of the state. The RSAT participation will be limited to inmates with 6 to 12 months remaining in their confinement.