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American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency
FY'2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program.

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
American Samoa
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $114,350)

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 Criminal Justice Planning Agency will use the FY 2010 RSAT Program funds to continue to operate the RSAT Program at the Tafuna Correctional Facility (TCF). The primary goals of the RSAT Program are to ensure that the clients receive the following services: drug and alcohol counseling; anger management counseling; periodic and need-based based urinalysis/blood testing; group-based rehabilitation/treatment; and individual client-based rehabilitation/treatment. The RSAT project activities will include the scheduled treatment/rehabilitation of offenders by and through drug/alcohol counseling, drug/alcohol testing, and vocational education. These services will continue to be provided at the facility through the cooperative efforts of the American Samoa Department of Human & Social Services, LBJ Medical Center Authority Social Services Division, LBJ Medical Center Authority Laboratory Services, American Samoa Community College, Catholic Social Services, and the Criminal Justice Planning Agency. Contractual services will include treatment/rehabilitation services, vocational education services, laboratory testing services, as well as administrative services.


Date Created: August 17, 2010