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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Inmates incarcerated within Nevada Facilities

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $311,731)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety will use its FY 2010 RSAT funds to continue the residential therapeutic community model. The cognitively-based and pyscho-educational model will prepare offenders for reintegration into the community by incorporating reentry planning activities into the treatment program. The goal of this treatment plan is to reduce the recidivism rate. The RSAT funds will enhance the capability of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) to provide better service to residential clients during their participation in the substance abuse program and increasing the number of clients completing the program.

The grant funds will assist offenders through the reentry process by coordinating discharge planning and aftercare services. Also, offenders with co-occurring disorders will receive care from an appropriate NDOC medical and/or mental health staff member while in the program. Priority will be given to the Oasis North Program within the Nevada Department of Corrections. This program has re-entry services available for graduates through a network of outside treatment facilities and halfway houses. The primary focus is on re-entry and placing the graduates in the appropriate aftercare services as determined by counselors and medical staff.


Date Created: June 24, 2010