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2009 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $62,726)

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 Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice will utilize the FY 2009 RSAT funds for the continuation of substance abuse treatment initiatives. This includes the funding of two social worker positions within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). The Commission will maintain a resource coordinator to serve three of NDCS's residential substance abuse treatment programs. Resource coordinators will spend approximately 25 to 50 percent of their time coordinating services for offenders at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC), and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). A secretarial position will be maintained at the RTC to assist with processing of the workload of new staff. Staff dedicated to resource coordination is a significant enhancement of the services currently provided and will result in a more complete continuum of care for clients who complete residential programming. Overall, under the grant funds, it is expected that the efficiency and effectiveness of aftercare programs, substance abuse testing, skill development, and coordination, will be enhanced.


Date Created: July 27, 2009