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Residential Treatment Center

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $264,833)

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 Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PRDOC) will use the FY 2010 RSAT to continue to support the RSAT projects in the Arecibo and Bayamon correctional facilities. Each project will house 75 residents. The program will offer services to participants revoked from community rehabilitation programs and/or inmates who are required to participate in treatment programs as a condition to benefits and privileges. The PRDOC will continue to provide follow-up services to participants in the community who have completed the treatment program by: 1) providing follow-up services through the regional offices of the Bureau of Treatment and Rehabilitation; 2) maintaining telephone communication with the participants and their family to give them support in their return to the community; 3) maintaining good communication with families and government officials involved who intervene with the clients by monitoring their progress; and 4) ensuring that thirty one participants receive aftercare services in the period of 180 days. The treatment will consist of five phases for adults and four phases for young adults. All of the participants admitted to the program will complete all of these phases in 18 months. Impact evaluations will be conducted by the residential treatment centers.


Date Created: August 17, 2010