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Title: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) in Jail: Comparison of Six Sites in Virginia
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Author(s): Faye S. Taxman Ph.D. ; Jeffrey A. Bouffard Ph.D.
Corporate Author: University of Maryland
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2000
Page Count: 152
  Annotation: This report compares residential substance abuse treatment in jail at six sites in Virginia.
Abstract: In 1994, the Crime Control Act authorized Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) block grants to expand the availability of substance abuse therapeutic community (TC) programs in prison. The State of Virginia elected to use their RSAT block grant funds to expand or to establish therapeutic communities within the jail or regional jail environment because the State already had one of the largest therapeutic community prisons in the world. The State selected six jails to expand treatment services and provided the first national test of applying RSAT conditions within the context of a jail environment. The process evaluation examined implementation of the RSAT program in each site by observing the TC program in the jail; conducting structured interviews with treatment, correctional and administrative staff members; and tracking client progress through both the treatment and criminal justice systems. The evaluation provides the opportunity to understand how the jail-based RSAT-TC program was implemented in jail settings, to understand the nature of the substance abuse services offered and how the programs address inmates’ cognitive, behavioral, social and vocational development. Tables, notes, references, appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Program evaluation ; Grants or contracts ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Federal programs ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate drug treatment ; State criminal justice systems ; Virginia
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-RT-VX-K001
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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