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Texas Residential Substance Abuse Program for Offenders

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,782,546)

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 2009 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.

Under the FY 2010 RSAT funds, the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division (CJD), will provide residential substance abuse treatment programs within state and local correctional facilities. The increase in the FY 2010 allocated funds will allow the State to expand its services while seeking additional applicants. Currently, RSAT services are being provided in two adult correctional facilities and two juvenile detention facilities. The RSAT funds will allow for the support of vocational programs, family involvement, comprehensive case management, transitional planning, academic education, and other relevant activities. Continuation projects that have satisfied RSAT program requirements and those projects that provide transitional aftercare services will be given priority. The CJD will continue to contract with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University to collect all sub-recipient performance data for state and federal reporting purposes and to perform policy-analysis on its strategies.


Date Created: June 14, 2010