Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $57,017)
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 South Dakota Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse will utilize FY 2009 RSAT funds to provide long-term residential substance abuse treatment services for incarcerated juvenile offenders and institutional and transitional/community substance abuse treatment services for adult offenders. The grant funds will be used to operate the Quality Education Services and Treatment and the Youth Challenge Center. The Quality Education Services and Treatment (QUEST) is a licensed group home whose mission is to provide a therapeutic environment for the long-term treatment of substance abuse in adolescent female offenders. Funds will be used to provide pre-intensive treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, continuing care, relapse prevention, sexual abuse counseling, education, employment services, job training, life skills, corrective thinking, 12 step programs, medical, dental, and vision care, psychiatric support, and psychological counseling. Subsequent to release from the facility each individual is referred to services located in their home community.
In addition to QUEST, funds will be used to operate RSAT programming in the Youth Challenge Center program. All program participants are housed together and provided ongoing substance abuse treatment during their six to nine month stay. Subsequent to release from the facility each individual is referred to services located in their home community. The mission of the Youth Challenge Center Program is to provide a therapeutic environment for the long-term treatment of substance abuse in adolescent male offenders. Under the grant funds, the Youth Challenge Center will work towards the following goals: (1) To establish a 36 bed, six to twelve month residential substance abuse program that is specific to the needs of adolescent male offenders; (2) To establish a statewide network of Juvenile Corrections Agents who will assess and supervise all adolescent committed under the supervision of the Department of Corrections; (3) To ensure that all adolescents committed to the Department of Corrections receive drug testing at the time of placement, during institutional placement, and subsequent to discharge; (4) To ensure that all offenders who complete programming are referred to community based substance abuse treatment providers for structured aftercare and relapse prevention services; and (5) To evaluate participant outcomes through post-release follow-up.