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Iowa RSAT Grant

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $246,826)

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 Iowa will use Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2010 RSAT funding to continue operating a male gender-specific treatment program for youth in the criminal juvenile justice system. The State Training School (STS) will serve as a sub-grantee to provide long term intensive substance abuse treatment for male juvenile offenders. This facility is considered to be a last resort for youth who have failed multiple placements. The goals of the STA program include the following: (1) The RSAT program at STS will admit 50 students per year; (2) 80% of the students who complete the RSAT program at STS will complete it successfully; (3) 100% of the students admitted to the RSAT program will receive treatment that follows federal guidelines of the RSAT program; (4) The RSAT program at STS will conduct and track the results of pre and post testing to assess client understanding of the treatment information; (5) 80% of the students who receive a trial home visit during their stay in the RSAT program will attend AA/NA meetings on their home visit; and (6) 90% of the students who are discharged from the RSAT program will receive a referral to a community-based recovery program. The resident's progress in treatment is monitored monthly on the Iowa Division of Substance Abuse (DSA) Continuing Stay Criteria form. The criteria is developed by DSA Managed Care System for Iowa to identify whether or not a resident is making progress in treatment, and the level of intervention which is appropriate for continued therapy.


Date Created: June 14, 2010