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FY 2007 Guam Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $38,567)

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.

Guam's FY 2007 RSAT grant proposal will enhance the Department of Corrections (DOC) RSAT Program, which has been the pathway for inmates to receive Substance Abuse Treatment while being incarcerated. The RSAT Program promotes an alternative to a better, healthier, and positive lifestyle for those inmates who are enrolled and treated in the program. The RSAT Program also visualizes the importance of the transition and reintegration process prior to the release of the RSAT residents into the community. The goal of the Guam RSAT Program is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. The RSAT Program will address this goal by helping the inmate prepare both mentally and physically for release from prison and reunification with the family and the community. The program will provide training for the inmate that will encourage self-control; enable the individual to stop using substances; educate this person in every day life skills that will help them to make better decisions; and teach them the importance of self-control, stress management, and anger management. The RSAT Program will provide the inmate with the tools that will make the transition from prison life to the free world as stress-free as possible.


Date Created: July 16, 2007