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State of Maine Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $51,033)

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 2009 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 Maine Department of Public Safety will sub-award the FY 2009 RSAT funds to the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) for program implementation and the provision of services. The RSAT funds will support current Maine Correctional Center RSAT program and allow for a continuum of the local jail initiative. Under the RSAT grant funds, MDOC will continue to operate: (1) Correctional Recovery Academy (CRA); (2) Transitional Recovery Academy (TRA); (3) Nonresidential Community Aftercare Program; and, (4) Jail-Based Program. The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) and the Office of Substance Abuse (OSA) Services of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will continue the collaboration efforts to provide the Intensive Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

The Correctional Recovery Academy (CRA) is a 9-month program designed to habilitate or rehabilitate residents based upon predetermined goals. Treatment services will continue to be provided to adult male offenders assessed and determined to have a severe or substantial level of addiction. The Transitional Recovery Academy (TRA) complements the CRA program, providing a three-month residential transitional substance abuse treatment program. This program responds to the needs of inmates with regard to community transition with a focus on relapse prevention and aftercare. Nonresidential Community Aftercare Program will continue to connect program participants to community substance abuse treatment services as the individual leaves a residential program. The Department of Corrections Division of Community Corrections and the Office of Substance Abuse will continue to collaborate and coordinate with the regional alcohol and drug treatment providers/agencies to match clients with effective substance abuse treatment providers located in close proximity to client's residential community. The Jail-Based Program will continue to provide Residential Substance Abuse Treatment to up to 50 inmates at the York County Jail who are within 6 months of release from custody.


Date Created: July 27, 2009