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Minnesota Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $271,452)

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 Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to support residential substance abuse programs within the Minnesota Correctional Facilities. The Minnesota Department of Corrections currently provides approximately 1300 high and moderate-risk offenders with residential substance abuse treatment administered prior to release. The overall goal of the program is to provide long-term substance abuse intervention and treatment. In addition, the grantee will use the grant funds to provide relapse prevention techniques, using a cognitive behavioral approach, and to enhance release planning. In accordance with the 10 percent pass-through to local facilities requirement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs (MN OJP), is contracting with the Dodge, Filmore and Olmsted Community Corrections Department to support a jail-based substance abuse treatment program. The program will focus on methamphetamine users and is designed to provide three to four-months of treatment, and upon completion, intensive aftercare.


Date Created: May 27, 2010