Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $971,586)
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 California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) will use the RSAT funds to provide assistance with the following: establish local correctional and detention facilities that provide treatment services to offenders incarcerated for periods no less than six months and no more than twelve months; implement a comprehensive statewide substance abuse testing and reporting system; meet the treatment needs of participants involved in the residential substance abuse treatment program, including the dual diagnosed offender population statewide; develop expanded treatment modalities that incorporate current research findings and program recommendations geared to reducing recidivism rates among drug treatment participants, and substantially improve the current service delivery; expand intake screening processes and treatment plan successes to include dual drug abuse and mental health assessments within the institutional, aftercare treatment, and relapse prevention settings; provide services that are designed to prepare offenders for their reintegration into the communities from which they came, through the delivery of community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services; and assist the inmate and their community through the reentry process via the delivery of both community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services. Due to the level of RSAT funding available, CalEMA has determined that the RSAT Program will have potential recipients compete for the 2009 Program funds. The RSAT Program implementation will commence upon the approval of California's application.