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DE 2009 RSAT Grant

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $61,171)

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 2008 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 State of Delaware will use the FY 2009 RSAT funds to continue operating the Greentree Program, a 56-bed six to twelve-month substance abuse treatment program, in the Sussex Correctional Institution. The goals of the RSAT Greentree Program are to: (1) Provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates; and, (2) Prepare offenders for reintegration into the communities by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs.

The Greentree Program is designed to assist both the offenders and their communities through the reentry process through the delivery of both community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services. The RSAT Program consists of three phases: (1) Phase I- childhood issues are addressed; (2) Phase II- adult issues are addressed; and, (3) Phase III- the client is offered an opportunity to "give back" to the program. Under treatment, the inmates attend group workshops, seminars, and maintain a treatment plan. The treatment plans are designed specifically for each individual and address mental health, education, and work skills. Inmates conduct several of the therapeutic activities, including peer facilitation and co-counseling with an oversight from the staff.

The State of Delaware has a unified corrections system, which means there are no local jails, and is thus exempted from the 10 percent pass-through to local facilities requirement of the RSAT funds. Delaware will ensure that RSAT programs are coordinated with Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Initiatives by coordinating with the the Division of Health and Social Services to ensure that Delaware follows the Federal model.


Date Created: July 27, 2009