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FY09 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $181,491)

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 Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use the FY 2009 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program funds to provide continued support to the New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) drug treatment program. The DOC RSAT program, No Return I, is a 160-bed program that provides six to twelve months of drug treatment. This program identifies, assesses, and treats the chronic drug offenders using the therapeutic community modality. Through the program, the participants will confront their addiction and learn appropriate social behaviors and coping skills, so that they can remain drug-free upon return to their community.

The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) will be allocated funds to continue their D.O.V.E.S. Drug Treatment Program for female juvenile offenders. The D.O.V.E.S. program provides substance abuse treatment for the purpose of breaking the cycle of addiction and delinquent activities to 15 (with an additional 2 beds for relapse intervention) juvenile female under the supervision of the Commission. They will continue to use a substance abuse oriented learning treatment curriculum, which helps to provide consistency in the delivery of treatment and treatment planning. The treatment model has three major components: 1) treatment that utilizes the cognitive-behavioral/motivational enhancement therapy; 2) a customized, cognitive-based, social learning curriculum entitled, 'New Freedom'; and 3) the principles of therapeutic community, specifically designed for an adolescent population.

Ten percent of the RSAT funds for the State of New Jersey will be made available for local jail-based programs. The State of New Jersey issued a solicitation to all county correctional and detention facilities for the purpose of implementing local jail-based treatment programs. An additional ten percent of the RSAT funds will be used to cover the salary of personnel involved in administering the RSAT funds. The administrative functions include fiscal and programmatic oversight, technical assistance, monitoring, assessment, and reporting.


Date Created: July 27, 2009