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South Carolina FY 2012 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $147,235)

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.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will support up to three types of RSAT programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. They will continue the identification, assessment, and referral of adult drug offenders needing addictions treatment services who are presently incarcerated in the South Carolina Department of Corrections, maintain a continuum of care in a therapeutic community environment for adult inmates, provide inmates who have successfully completed the program and are returning to their communities a coordinated response among agencies responsible for treatment, support, and supervision and reduce recidivism as compared to similar inmate populations which did not receive drug treatment programs. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 9, 2012