Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $314,241)
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 Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services(ODADAS)and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) will use the FY 2009 RSAT funds to continue to fund long-term residential treatment in both adult and juvenile state and local institutions. The goals of the Ohio RSAT program are to increase the number of long-term residential treatment beds available for substance abusing offenders with high needs and to improve offender reentry to the community, thereby reducing recidivism. The residential RSAT programs are set apart, and last no more than 12 months. (Treatment to offenders after release does not exceed one year.) The jail-based programs last at least three months.
MonDay is a community-based correctional facility and the RSAT program uses a therapeutic community that integrates social learning behavior and cognitive models in treating offenders. Alvis House is a male halfway house and the treatment program uses a cognitive behavioral approach that directly addresses problems associated with substance abuse, such as distorted thoughts, criminal behavior, and family instability. The Greene County jail-based program uses the therapeutic community model and is the only program of this type in an Ohio county jail. Talbert House operates a juvenile residential facility and uses a cognitive-based treatment program for substance abusing youth referred by the juvenile court. The NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program is a community-based correctional facility that has a dual diagnosis residential treatment program that addresses both substance abuse and mental health issues. The Eastern Ohio Correctional Center is a community-based correctional facility that serves eight rural Appalachian counties along the Ohio River and the residential program provides specific substance abuse services to female offenders. Ohio is committed to aftercare services and the importance of these services following residential substance abuse treatment. Residential substance abuse treatment programs with links to aftercare services will continue to be given preference for competitive funding.