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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Cognizant Federal Agency: DHS State Fiscal Year: 7/1 - 6/30

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $151,493)

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 Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office will utilize the FY 2010 RSAT funds to expand the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC), Division of Rehabilitative Services's residential substance abuse program by including eight (8) additional offenders who are within 6-months of release at a maximum security facility. The goal of the Modified Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Maximum Security Inmates is to provide intensive residential substance abuse treatment and case management services for those inmates who will be re-integrated into the community. The program will emphasize drug and alcohol relapse prevention. The objectives are to: (1) reduce recidivism among inmates identified as having a substance abuse problem; (2) develop a discharge/reintegration plan; (3) plan for substance abuse treatment post-release in coordination with probation; (4) increase involvement in community substance abuse programs; and (5) to provide services to between 100-150 individuals per year. The grantee will coordinate with the RIDOC transitional-planning program to plan a seamless transition from institutional treatment to community-based treatment. Finally, a portion of the grant funds will be used to produce a recidivism report on the number of treatment program graduates who have returned to prison in the last three years.


Date Created: June 14, 2010