Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $64,559)
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 including holistic and comprehensive treatment for co-occurring disorders.
The Alaska Department of Corrections will use the RSAT funds to implement up to three types of programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. At least 10 percent of the total state allocation for FY 2017 will 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.