Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $54,160)
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 New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) will use the FY 2009 Residential Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) funds to continue to assist in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in correctional and detention facilities. The NHDOJ will use the grant funds to continue to operate the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Program, located at the New Hampshire Division for Juvenile Justice Services, the Sununu Youth Services Center. The RSAT program at the Center is the state's only secure residential facility for juvenile offenders and has received RSAT funding since 1999. It is a residentially segregated, six to twelve month treatment-focused program and includes psycho-educational groups, life skills groups, weekly individual counseling, physical training, and an experiential component.
The New Hampshire Department of Justice awarded four RSAT subgrants to the Belknap, Grafton, Hillsborough, and Strafford county jails. Under the grant funds, these jail-based programs will continue to include the following elements: (1) Substance abuse assessment of inmates; (2) Individual substance abuse treatment plans based on the assessment; (3) Random drug testing policies for inmates; (4) Treatment program designs (minimum 90 days); (5) Group and individual substance abuse programming; (7) Education; (8) Related programming; and (9) Discharge counseling/aftercare plan. Program goals consist of continuing and enhancing residential and jail-based substance abuse
treatment programs designed to reduce the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs upon the participants' re-entry into the community after completing an RSAT funded program.