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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)
For State Prisoners Program - Wyoming Women's Center Intensive Treatment Unit

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,103)

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 Wyoming Office of the Attorney General will use the FY 2009 RSAT funds to continue to support the Women's Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), a residential substance abuse treatment program for women incarcerated at the Wyoming Women's Center (WWC) in Lusk, Wyoming. The WWC is the only adult facility in Wyoming for convicted female felons and has the capacity for 298 inmates. Recent facility expansion has resulted in the addition of 140 new beds. There are currently 205 inmates housed at the WWC.

The current ITU program can accommodate up to 32 women and is designed to provide gender specific substance abuse treatment services in a modified therapeutic community setting. The program is housed in a newly constructed housing unit separate from the general prison population. The goal of the program is to provide offenders with an opportunity to learn skills that will lead to recovery from substance abuse and provide the tools necessary to live a crime free life. Ten percent of the grant funds will be made available for continuing substance abuse treatment in areas where only private substance abuse treatment services are available or they are not eligible for state supported programs.


Date Created: July 27, 2009