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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $479,310)

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 Colorado Division of Criminal Justice will use FY 2010 RSAT funding to issue a competitive Announcement of Availability of Funds solicitation to local jail-based or community corrections programs, and to State correctional facilities serving both adults and juveniles. Consideration for funding will be given to correctional projects at the state or local level. Projects will be required to identify coordination activities with any federal funding received to maximize the use of federal funds for the target population. The Colorado RSAT project is designed to work specifically with the state's statutory requirements for offender assessment, referral and treatment in substance abuse programs. The goals of the competitive Colorado RSAT program are to: 1) address substance abuse issues and develop behavioral, social, and vocational skills; 2) provide intensive residential treatment for inmates; 3) provide 10 percent of funding to local jurisdictions; and 4) develop a greater continuum of relapse prevention and aftercare services.


Date Created: June 2, 2010