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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the Puerto Rico Correctional System

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $98,262)

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 FY 2007 RSAT grant will be used for the Arecibo Correctional Facility RSAT program. The program will provide therapeutic services to young adults who are habitual users of controlled substances. This project will help in prevention of further drug usage, offer support and bonding with family members, develop technical and educational skills to bring back to the community, and assist in the prevention of future crimes. The program will offer skills and training in the following areas: vocational, jobs, social education, reading, writing, and arithmetic.


Date Created: July 9, 2007