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2009 Indiana Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $186,280)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) proposes to utilize the Fiscal Year 2009 RSAT program funds for substance abuse treatment programs for offenders incarcerated in state prison and local correctional facilities across the state of Indiana. These RSAT facilities will utilize funds for jail-based treatment programs and provide aftercare services that offer additional education and support for program participants after their release. Due to the reduction in funding over previous fiscal years, ICJI plans to fund current RSAT programs for four years applying a step-down funding approach in order to ensure that funds are utilized in the most efficient and effective manner. ICJI plans to fund two local jail-based RSAT programs, the Lawrence County Pathways to Recovery Program, Knox County Community Model Jail Rehabilitation Program, and two Reentry Programs, the Westville Therapeutic Community, and the Branchville Therapeutic Community, through the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC).

The goals of the Indiana RSAT program are to: 1) Enhance the capability of local governments to provide RSAT programs to incarcerated offenders; 2) Prepare offenders for reintegration into their communities; and 3) Attain a reduction in the recidivism rate of program participants compared to their counterparts not in the program. ICJI will use 0 percent for administration, with 40 percent to Westville and 60 percent to Lawrence and Monroe Counties, each of which will provide at least the required 25 percent match.


Date Created: July 27, 2009