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NCJ Number: 250715 Find in a Library
Title: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Study: The Characteristics and Components of RSAT Funded Treatment and Aftercare Services, Final Report
Author(s): Kristin Stainbrook; Jeanine Hanna; Amy Salomon
Corporate Author: Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Sudbury, MA 01776
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-MU-CX-0057
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical); Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a study of the use of funding under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoner Program (RSAT) in aftercare community-based programs in addition to prisons and jails.
Abstract: Under the Second Chance Act (SCA), legislation was amended so that States that received funds under RSAT were mandated to ensure that individuals participating in federally funded resident treatment program receive aftercare services, including case management and other support services. An associated mandate was that the U.S. Attorney General, through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and in consultation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), conduct a study on the use and effectiveness of Federal funding for aftercare services under the amended legislation. This study, which is the subject of the current report, determined that just over half of the States have adopted a funding mechanism that makes RSAT funding widely available to applicants on a competitive basis. Most RSAT funds are used to support treatment services in correctional settings. Just over one-fifth of RSAT-funded programs provide step-down treatment or aftercare services. It is likely that States have chosen to focus on correctional facility-based treatment services because of the limited funding available for RSAT programs. A number of stakeholder respondents reported that the need for treatment services is high, posing a challenge in determining the most effective use of limited funds. Contextual barriers and limited resources are problems that one funding program can solve alone. Engagement in community initiatives and coalition-building are necessary to develop solutions to the challenges that prevent full community reintegration and long-term recovery supports. The study involved a web-based survey of State Point of Contacts with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and telephone interviews with representatives of RSAT-funded programs. 39 tables and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Grants or contracts; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Parole conditions; Probation or parole services
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