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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $748,716)

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 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) is the state agency designated to administer the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program. ACJC will send invitations out for applications for RSAT funding to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC), the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), and each of Arizona's 15 county sheriffs' offices with jail facilities, as well as other potentially interested agencies. Selected projects must demonstrate a strong collaborative effort in the areas of law enforcement, prosecution, service providers, community organizations, and other social service agencies. ACJC will also prioritize projects that include an aftercare component. Approximately thirteen percent of the total funds will be made available to jail-based programs that do not qualify based upon the stricter residential requirements. The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission will also use ten percent of the federal award for administrative funds for expenses such as personnel, project monitoring, office supplies, and rental rates for the office. The ACJC will match their administrative funds with a 25 percent cash match. All subrecipients will also be required to comply with a 25 percent cash match.


Date Created: June 14, 2010