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VA FY 2012 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $213,410)

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 Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services will continue to implement up to three types of RSAT programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. DCJS will continue existing RSAT projects initiated in October of 2011. RSAT funds are used to help offenders understand and address their addictions and thus prepare offenders for reintegration into the community. Program staff in jails and prisons delivers a highly structured and intensive program of education and intervention while incorporating reentry planning activities into the later phases of RSAT program activities.


Date Created: July 26, 2012