Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $227,832)
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 Idaho State Police (ISP) will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to enhance the jail-based program at the Twin Falls County Jail and to continue to fund the Women's Aftercare Program at the Southwest Boise Women's Correctional Center (SBWCC). Under the grant funds, Twin Falls County seeks to improve access to care for 50 drug-dependent or addicted offenders incarcerated at the Twin Falls County Jail. The funds will be used to hire an addictions/mental health counselor to provide drug and alcohol treatment and mental health care to inmates who desire to lead a sober life and become law abiding citizen. The SBWCC will hire a pre-release specialist for their substance abuse treatment Therapeutic Community (TC) Program. The specialist will work with female offenders from entry into TC until they are released to facilitate their transition back into their community. Furthermore, the ISP will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for new FY 2010 projects. The RFP will be distributed statewide and will include the required performance measurement data and RSAT program requirements.