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Cal EMA RSAT Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,780,460)

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 California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) will use its FY 2010 RSAT grant to award sub-grants to continue to support the the Orange County Probation Department and the Riverside, Sacramento, Tulare, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departments. Under the funds, these agencies will offer jail-based and residential programs that will aid in the development of participants' cognitive, behavioral, social, and vocational skills to solve substance abuse and other related problems. Urinalysis and/or other drug and alcohol tests will be required. Cal EMA will collaborate and coordinate in a joint effort involving both the Reentry Courts and the Evidence-Based Parole Services Program that serve each respective county for aftercare services. The award will fund administrative costs including personnel costs, travel for training, and sub-awards.


Date Created: June 2, 2010