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FY 2010 Guam Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $118,366)

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.

Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will use their FY 2010 RSAT grant funds to enhance the Department of Corrections (DOC) RSAT Program, which has been the pathway for inmates to receive substance abuse treatment while being incarcerated. The Guam RSAT Program currently promotes a better, healthier, and positive lifestyle for those inmates who are enrolled and treated. The program stresses the importance of the transition and reintegration process prior to the release of the residents into the community. The goal is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. The grant funds will allow for RSAT programming to help the inmates prepare both mentally and physically for release from prison and reunification with their family and the community. The objectives of the program are to: (1) Encourage self-control; (2) enable the individual to stop using substances; (3) educate in everyday life skills to make better decisions; and (4) teach the inmates the importance of self-control, stress management, and anger management. The target group for the RSAT program will include convicted inmates with a history of substance abuse or domestic and family violence and having six to twelve months remaining on their prison sentence. The program will be offered on an on-going basis. The DOC staff has been trained to administer and conduct drug testing of inmates and parolees. Since the inception of the RSAT program, inmates have been able to access treatment services and aftercare upon the return to the community.


Date Created: June 24, 2010