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FY 2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $172,627)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) plans to provide residential substance abuse treatment to state prisoners housed in the Westville Correctional Facility and local offenders housed at the Lawrence County Jail. There are 270 beds available in the Westville Therapeutic Community dedicated for male substance abuse treatment offenders. Indiana has planned a continuum of care beginning with drug screening and risk assessment before entrance into the program, then continuing with treatment planning; life skills, educational, and faith-based programming; drug testing; individual and group counseling; individualized aftercare plans with referrals if needed; and day reporting and/or electronic monitoring for those offenders leaving the institutions and the programs. The goals of the Indiana RSAT program are to: 1) Maintain the residential substance abuse beds for adult offenders; 2) Provide intensive substance abuse treatment services by trained substance abuse counselors while offenders are incarcerated; and 4) Attain a reduction in the recidivism rate of program participants compared to their counterparts not in the program. ICJI will use 0 percent for administration, with 57.7 percent to Westville and 42.3 percent to Lawrence County, each of which will provide the required 25 percent match.


Date Created: July 9, 2007