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FFY 2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $248,520)

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 Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to support the Substance Abuse Recovery Treatment Program at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF). Under the funds, the participants in the Substance Abuse Recovery Treatment Program will prepare comprehensive release plans, complete a range of cognitive/behavior-based programming, and engage in selected family-reintegration activities. Every case will be reviewed to determine individual continuing care needs for transitional case management and/or transition of treatment services. The goals of the program are for the participants to: (1) Not return to prison within one year of release; and (2) for the program graduates not to return to prison for substance abuse infractions, for at least 12 months after release.


Date Created: May 27, 2010