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Washington State Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $132,599)

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 Residential Substance Abuse and Treatment (RSAT) program in Washington State is administered by the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). The program provides residential substance abuse treatment for offenders currently incarcerated in prison facilities of the State's Department of Corrections and in approved county and regional correctional facilities. Washington's RSAT program brings the corrections community at the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and local level (regional and county jails) together to work collaboratively with the chemical dependency treatment services community to assess, counsel, educate, transition, and monitor addicted offenders, returning them drug-free and prepared for productive, crime and violence-free life-styles with their families, communities,and employers.

Program activities will also include the use of an inmate risk assessment tool that will track offender substance abuse successes, social skills, education, training opportunities, and employment readiness. Additionally, the tool will provide mental health, criminal behavior, correctional, and violent behavior screening. The project goals for the CTED RSAT program are to: 1) prepare offenders for reintegration back into the community by incorporating re-entry planning activities into treatment programs; 2) enhance the capability of state prisons and units of local government correctional facilities by providing residential substance abuse treatment programs for incarcerated inmates; and 3) assist both the offenders and the community through the re-entry process by delivering both community-based treatment and broad-based aftercare services.


Date Created: July 27, 2009