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2009 Mississippi Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $161,441)

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 Division of Public Safety Planning will use the FY 2009 RSAT award to provide meaningful substance abuse treatment services for incarcerated adult and juvenile offenders in state and local correctional facilities. To accomplish this goal, the Department of Corrections, Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, and Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility will continue residential substance abuse treatment units for those inmates entering the six to twelve month pre-release program who have been identified with substance abuse problems. Also, residential substance abuse treatment services will be provided in other qualified juvenile and local correctional facilities for offenders with identified substance abuse problems. Grant funds will be used to provide the following: substance abuse screening/assessment to approximately 600-800 program applicants who have reported alcohol and drug abuse problems; residential substance abuse treatment to 600-800 offenders statewide; drug education and intensive alcohol/drug pre-release counseling to program participants; job readiness, life skills, and adult literacy in the workplace training for program participants; job search assistance for program participants; aftercare services; and staff development training for RSAT staff.


Date Created: July 27, 2009