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North Dakota State Penitentiary Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $46,750)

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 North Dakota State Penitentiary, licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services/Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will continue to use FY 2009 RSAT funds for alcohol and drug treatment. The long term goal of RSAT funding is to reduce the incidence of relapse and recidivism among those offenders who complete the RSAT program. The North Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) will use the funds to continue funding social work staff to initiate a change in behavior while clients are in the facility. The program will provide intensive aftercare programming for those clients once released. RSAT funding will continue services in the areas of substance abuse testing and treatment, employment and vocational training opportunities, GED programming, computer skills, decision making, money management, problem solving, goal setting, effective parenting, relapse prevention and recidivism.


Date Created: July 27, 2009