Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $926,254)
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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS), and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) will use FY 2010 RSAT funds to continue to help fill the gap between the need for treatment and the availability of programming in institutions. The grant funds will be used to support long-term residential treatment in both adult and juvenile state and local institutions. The goals of the Ohio RSAT program are to reintegrate offenders back into society, reduce recidivism by fifty percent over a five year period, increase the number of treatment beds available to high need offenders, and maintain public safety.
The residential RSAT programs are set apart, and last no more than 12 months. The jail-based programs last at least three months. MonDay is a community-based correctional facility and the RSAT program uses a therapeutic community that integrates social learning behavior and cognitive models in treating offenders. Alvis House is a male halfway house and the treatment program uses a cognitive behavioral approach that directly addresses problems associated with substance abuse, such as distorted thoughts, criminal behavior, and family instability. The Greene County jail-based program uses the therapeutic community model and is the only program of this type in an Ohio county jail. Talbert House operates a juvenile residential facility and uses a cognitive-based treatment program for substance abusing youth referred by the juvenile court. The NorthEast Ohio Community Alternative Program is a community-based correctional facility that has a dual diagnosis residential treatment program that addresses both substance abuse and mental health issues. The Eastern Ohio Correctional Center is a community-based correctional facility that serves eight rural Appalachian counties along the Ohio River and the residential program provides specific substance abuse services to female offenders.