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FY 2010 Georgia RSAT Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $967,679)

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.

Under the FY 2010 RSAT program, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will continue to provide residential substance abuse treatment programming within correctional institutions to include a vital component of community aftercare. The goals of the RSAT program will include increased services for the female probation population, expansion of aftercare services, and treatment services for juveniles. To meet these goals the CJCC will: explore utilizing funds for the Department of Corrections residential substance abuse treatment programs and aftercare services for its female population; continue funding the Department of Juvenile Justice's residential substance abuse treatment program and aftercare services; solicit a competitive application process specific to local correctional and detention facilities dedicating a minimum of 10% of the total allocation to the sub-recipients; conduct a more extensive process and outcome evaluation of the residential substance abuse treatment and aftercare programs; develop a planning and implementation manual for local jail RSAT programs based on the Dekalb County model; and conduct a needs assessment to identify additional sites within metro Atlanta interested in implementing a program based on the Dekalb County model.


Date Created: June 2, 2010