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FY 2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $968,073)

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 California Governor's Office of Emergency Services will use its grant award to fund seven sub-recipients to implement the RSAT Program. These sub-recipients are the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Orange County Probation Department, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the Kern County Probation Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department, and the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

The RSAT Program will: provide funding assistance to established local correctional and detention facilities that provide limited treatment services to offenders incarcerated for periods no less than six months and no more than twelve months; implement a comprehensive statewide substance abuse testing and reporting system; meet the treatment needs of participants involved in the residential substance abuse treatment program, including the dual diagnosed offender population statewide; develop expanded treatment modalities that incorporate current research findings and program recommendations geared to reducing recidivism rates among drug treatment participants, and substantially improve the current service delivery; expand intake screening processes and treatment plan successes to include dual drug abuse and mental health assessments within the institutional, aftercare treatment, and relapse prevention settings; and continue to improve coordination and strategic planning processes between correctional representatives, alcohol and drug abuse agencies at the State level, including those linkages that extend to county drug and alcohol administrators, and correctional facilities.


Date Created: July 17, 2007