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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $598,092)

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.

Under the FY 2010 RSAT funds, the goal of the Missouri RSAT program is to provide funding to state and local units of government in an attempt to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for and use and trafficking of illegal drugs. St. Louis County will provide jail-based services to inmates sentenced to the Choices Program where activities will focus on substance abuse. The Missouri Department of Corrections will continue to provide a residential program within one or more of their ten (10) treatment centers throughout the state. Data will be collected to track the number of offenders enrolled in the program, the number of offenders completing the program, the number of offenders who have completed the program and remained drug-free, the average cost of treatment services, and the average length of stay in the program.


Date Created: May 27, 2010