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Virginia Residental Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $715,699)

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.

Under the FY 2010 RSAT funds, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will continue the current jail program, and plans to renew its relationship with the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) and the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). These state agencies have much larger target populations that will benefit from the RSAT programming. Specifically, DCJS will use the grant funds to: (1) continue the Petersburg City Jail RSAT Program; (2) initiate one new jail-based RSAT Program; (3) support new enhancement grants to the VADOC for previously funded RSAT programs; (4) establish a new program with DOC in a single facility; (5) create a new program in a DJJ facility; and (6) support administrative costs to manage the RSAT Program.


Date Created: June 14, 2010