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FY2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $827,972)

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program assists states and local governments to develop and implement substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities and to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders. The goal of the RSAT Program is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. RSAT enhances the capability of states and units of local government to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates; prepares offenders for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and assists offenders and their communities through the reentry process through the delivery of community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services. RSAT funds may be used to implement three types of programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. At least 10 percent of the total state allocation for FY 2010 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.

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to support comprehensive screening, assessment, and substance abuse treatment services for offenders under the supervision and control of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ). Furthermore, the funds will offer support for local jail-based treatment and aftercare services for juveniles. The goals of the state RSAT program will be to: (1) Establish, expand, and maintain residential substance abuse treatment beds for adult and juvenile offenders; (2) provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for vendor staff working in RSAT programs as well as IDOC and IDJJ staff; (3) provide program support materials, including educational tapes and DVDs, books, workbooks, and program supplies; (4) establish, expand, and maintain screening and assessment services for adult and juvenile offenders targeted for RSAT-funded programs; and (5) to provide local aftercare services to juvenile offenders exiting jail-based substance abuse treatment.

In early 2010, ICJIA initiated a series of planning meetings and site visits with IDOC, IDJJ, and the current local RSAT grantee to assess the effectiveness and outstanding treatment needs of offenders. In the fall of 2010, ICJIA will convene a statewide criminal justice and victim service planning meeting to identify state priorities and develop a statewide strategy to address these needs. Designation of RSAT funds will be made based on the outcome of these planning initiatives. To monitor the program, the ICJIA staff plans to conduct annual site visits at each of the RSAT funded programs.


Date Created: June 2, 2010