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Resident Substance Abuse Treatment Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $202,886)

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 Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) will use FY 2009 RSAT grant funds for a continuation of long-term therapeutic community substance abuse treatment programs. Under the funds, MODOC will continue to provide effective, intensive chemical dependency treatment to offenders through the implementation of a Therapeutic Community Program. The provision of therapeutic community substance abuse treatment services in the Department of Correction treatment programs is applied through a reality-based, cognitive restructuring approach to chemical dependency and criminality.

The goal of the project under the FY 2009 RSAT funds is to improve successful offender reintegration into the community and to lower recidivism rate. The Program will provide critical substance abuse treatment services to offenders with a history of substance abuse. Program services to offenders will include: (1) Individual Counseling; (2) Group Counseling; (3) Substance Abuse Education; (4) Therapeutic Community Activities and Intervention; (5) Relapse Prevention Management; (6) Pre-release Planning; (7) Aftercare; (8) Discharge Planning; (9) GED testing; (10) Employability skills/Life skills classes; and (11) Victim Impact classes.

Upon completion of the program, participants will continue care via aftercare. An aftercare plan is initiated during the final phase of programming and targets relapse prevention.


Date Created: July 27, 2009