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2010 Kentucky Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $449,994)

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 Kentucky Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to implement the 2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) project. The program goals will be to screen local and state inmates housed in detention facilities for alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues; support the inmates in facing their addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs; provide residential substance abuse treatment in a cost-effective manner with mandated case managed aftercare services; decrease the number of probation/parole revocations and the re-arrest rate related to substance abuse and the criminal behavior associated with it; and to reduce the number of facility beds occupied by inmates with primarily AODA issues. The programs will provide offenders with a significant level of treatment services and will be based on the therapeutic treatment community model. The project will support significant new substance abuse treatment staff at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex and Kentucky State Reformatory, and provide training for the social service clinicians and juvenile justice staff that work with offenders.


Date Created: June 14, 2010