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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Oklahoma Prisoners

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $524,106)

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 State of Oklahoma will use their FY 2010 RSAT funding to continue to operate substance abuse treatment programs within state and local correctional facilities. The Department of Corrections will provide RSAT programs to over 800 inmates throughout the state. Under the funds, the Department of Corrections will continue to operate seven (7) RSAT programs.

The Bill Johnson Correctional Center is a 428-bed drug offender work camp that provides substance abuse treatment for offenders with an assessed history of substance abuse. The institution is designed around a therapeutic community, using a cognitive approach. The program at Eddie Warrior Correctional Facility lasts a minimum of 180 days. The facility houses 82 female inmates. Upon completion of the program, graduates proceed to vocational-technical or community reintegration and aftercare programs. The Elk City Community Work Center provides basic substance abuse education for 40 offenders who are at a minimum-security level and have a history of substance abuse. The William S. Key Correctional Center is a dedicated housing unit for a residential chemical abuse treatment program. The program accommodates approximately 135 offenders. The Mack Alford Correction Center Program is a 48-bed housing unit, which will be occupied solely by program participants and graduates who will participate in facility aftercare and relapse prevention services while remaining in the unit, awaiting transfer to lower security or discharge. The Lawton Community Corrections Center is designed for a minimum of six months and maximum of one year in length and accommodates approximately 20 offenders. A cognitive behavioral approach to substance abuse is the core curriculum for this program. The Mabel Bassett Minimum Unit Program utilizes 44-beds for female offenders that are separated from the rest of the facility. The program provides substance abuse treatment for female offenders who are identified with a need for intervention services.

Aftercare services for the Department of Corrections are provided by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) through a separate interagency agreement. DMHSAS, in turn, subcontracts with local service providers for aftercare treatment services supporting offenders under DOC community supervision. For the jail-based treatment facilities, aftercare is obtained by attending Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and supervised probation, if appropriate.


Date Created: June 2, 2010