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FY09 Michigan RSAT

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $310,592)

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 Michigan Department of State Police will continue to provide RSAT funds to the Michigan Department of Corrections to support residential substance abuse treatment services at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility for male offenders. Two housing units are used only for RSAT participants and the units have 312 beds dedicated to providing primary treatment services for the Phase I core program and an additional 40 beds for the Phase II treatment program. Participation is for 6 to 12 months, and treatment is based on a cognitive behavioral approach. Offenders receive individual treatment plans that include daily group therapy, weekly individual therapy, assistance with job skills and development, and constructive leisure activities. Ancillary services are provided to all participants to perpetuate a sense of community and promote the ideals of 'living right' and 'healthy lifestyles.' The Department of Corrections has a unique random testing program for all prisoners that samples approximately three percent of the prison population each month. In fiscal year 2008, testing for the prison population resulted in a 1.3 positive test rate, compared to only one positive test result from the 3,749 tests conducted on male and female RSAT program participants at the Cooper Street Facility and the Huron Valley Facility

The Department of State Police will also continue to support the St. Clair County Jail-Based RSAT program that provides an intensive programming environment designed to target the substance abuse, case management, and reentry needs of the felony jail population. Eligible offenders participate in a three-phase, 90-day residential treatment program that includes intensive addiction education, substance abuse outpatient therapy, and reentry services. The initial educational component provides offenders with information on addiction and its effects, relapse, and recovery. This component is followed by a cognitive skills based therapeutic component that addresses breaking the patterns of addiction and the relationship between criminal behavior and substance abuse. The final phase of the program focuses on decreasing risk factors for recidivism and relapse to substance abuse and incarceration and participants receive case management and assistance with reentry issues. By the end of the program, participants have a detailed aftercare plan that is monitored and implemented with the support of court-ordered supervision.


Date Created: March 24, 2010