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FY 2010 Indiana Residential Substance Absue Treatment (RSAT) Application

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $576,761)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) plans to utilize Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2010 RSAT funds to continue to offer substance abuse treatment programs for offenders incarcerated in state prison and local correctional facilities. The facilities will utilize the funds for jail-based treatment programs and provide aftercare services. The RSAT funds will provide an opportunity for the current programs to expand and provide the opportunity for substance abuse treatment to more offenders. The goals of the Indiana RSAT program are to: 1) Open a competitive solicitation for FY 2010 RSAT funds; 2) enhance the capability of local governments to provide RSAT programs to incarcerated offenders; 3) prepare offenders for reintegration into their communities; and 4) attain a reduction in the recidivism rate of program participants compared to their counterparts not participating in the program.

Under the RSAT fund the ICJI will have the opportunity to coordinate with other programs that may be interested in applying for RSAT funds or begin a new program in a local jail. The plan is to open a competitive solicitation in Fall 2010 to attract new RSAT programs that have not been able to receive funds due to a lack of federal funds. Currently, ICJI funds two local jail-based RSAT programs, Lawrence County Pathways to Recovery Program and Knox County Community Model Rehabilitation Program, as well as one state jail-based program, the Westville Therapeutic Community being operated through the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC).


Date Created: May 27, 2010