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FY 2010 Oregon Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $339,650)

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 facilitiesprovided such facilities existfor either residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based substance abuse treatment programs.

The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) will use the RSAT grant funds to support the FY 2010 Oregon Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant Program. The funds will be used to implement an evidence-based system of care to assist inmates with moderate to severe substance abuse problems. The ODOC, under the grant, will operate a 50-bed modified therapeutic community that will provide treatment services to offenders separated from the general population during incarceration. Inmates will be evaluated on risk factors and through needs assessment. The intervention will target criminogenic risk factors and crime producing needs. Implementation will consist of meeting the treatment needs of participants involved in the residential substance abuse treatment program by utilizing treatment modalities that incorporate current research findings and program recommendations geared to reducing recidivism rates among drug treatment participants, and substantially improwing the current service delivery and treatment plan successes of therapeutic programs. Lastly, the funds will allow for provision of opportunities for social, problem solving and jobs skills development during treatment.


Date Created: July 22, 2010