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FY2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisioners Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $519,620)

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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety will use their Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program funds to continue to fund and support two state-level subgrant projects. The Department of Corrections (DOC) RSAT program, No Return I, is a 160-bed program, providing six to twelve months of drug treatment. The goal of this program is to effectively identify, assess, and treat the chronically addicted prisoners using the research based in-prison Therapeutic Community modality as prescribed in the American Correctional Association Therapeutic Community Accreditation Standards. The participating prisoners will be offered the opportunity to address their addiction, learn pro-social behaviors and develop effective coping skills so that they may return to the community and remain substance and crime free.

The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) will use the funds to continue their Developing Opportunities and Values through Education and Substance Abuse Treatment program (D.O.V.E.S.). The goal is to provide substance abuse treatment opportunities for juvenile females under the supervision of the JJC to break the cycle of addiction and drug related delinquent activities. D.O.V.E.S. provides treatment services for 15-19 females in a community setting, with two beds utilized for relapse. An additional ten percent of the RSAT funds will be used to cover the salary of personnel involved in administering the RSAT funds. The administrative functions include fiscal and programmatic oversight, technical assistance, monitoring, assessment, and reporting.


Date Created: June 2, 2010