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RSAT Progress Towards Tomorrow

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $113,598)

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 District of Columbia will use the FY 2010 RSAT funds to enable the DC Justice Grants Administration (JGA) and the District of Columbia Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide enhanced after-care services, post-discharge tracking, and outcome evaluation for all RSAT participants. The DOC currently provides on-site residential substance abuse treatment and education services for to up to 60 inmates (40 males and 20 females) at its Central Detention Facility and Correctional Treatment Facility. Under the FY 2010 grant funds, the goals for this program will include: (1) Expansion of the female program by 25% to 25 beds with a ratio of 1 to 12; (2) enhancement of services through the implementation of a Crisis Management Program for the expanded female program and specific males with identified barriers; (3) ensuring that enhanced services are sustained by strengthening continuity of care in the community; and (4) expanding data collection and analysis to include client and system outcomes, client specific outcomes, internal and external outcome linkages, and follow-up evaluations.


Date Created: July 12, 2010