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FY 2010 Utah Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Offenders

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $215,033)

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 state of Utah, through the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ), will use its RSAT award to focus on three goals: 1) to increase the number of adult offenders entering and completing residential and/or jail-based substance abuse treatment programs during incarceration in Utah's state prison system, county jails, and/or correctional facilities on tribal lands; 2) to increase the number of adult offenders obtaining aftercare services following the completion of residential and/or jail-based treatment programs; and 3) to increase collaboration between state and local corrections' treatment programs and community substance abuse services.

The State of Utah will issue a competitive request for proposals to determine the distribution of funding. The priorities for this award will be enhancing treatment services in Utah's prison-based residential substance abuse treatment/Therapeutic Community programs; and developing new and/or enhancing existing substance abuse treatment programs in Utah's county jails and/or correctional facilities on tribal lands. Eligible state agencies and units of local government, including Utah's federally recognized tribal governments, will be invited to apply. Priority will be given to current RSAT subgrantees. The selected subgrantees will be required to collaborate their correctional treatment program with community treatment programs and other social services. Subgrantees will also be required to provide aftercare services/post-treatment support for offenders completing the RSAT treatment programs. The subgrantees will be allowed to use no more than ten percent of their subgrant award to pay for aftercare.

Based on these priorities, CCJJ anticipates funding approximately 59 percent of their total federal award to the Utah Department of Corrections, and approximately 39 percent to a local, jail-based, or tribal RSAT program. The State of Utah will use the remainder of funds, equal to under three percent, for administrative costs to pay for office supplies and salary and fringe benefits.


Date Created: June 14, 2010