2019 RSAT Annual MeetingHeld in conjunction with the National Criminal Justice Association and International Community Corrections Association, the RSAT Annual Meeting was held in September as part of the 2019 National Forum on Criminal Justice.
OverviewThe Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program assists states, local, and tribal governments in the development and implementation of substance abuse treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities. Funds are also available to create and maintain community reintegration services for offenders after they are released from incarceration.
The purpose of the RSAT for State Prisoners Program is to break the cycle of drug addiction and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. RSAT’s objectives are to enhance the capabilities of states and units of local and tribal governments to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates; prepare inmates for their reintegration into a community by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and assist these offenders and their communities through the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.
LegislationThe RSAT Program was created by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322).
National Recovery Month (September) National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Recovery Month, now in its 30th year, highlights individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happy and healthy lives in long-term recovery and also honors the prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible, and also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.
Join BJA in celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. For more information on how to participate, visit the National Recovery Month website.
Reporting InformationGrantees must report narrative and numerical data in both the Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) and the Grants Management System (GMS).
All reporting must be completed in PMT on a quarterly basis with the following due dates: April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30. In the PMT, grantees can create a report that can be downloaded to a computer. The downloaded report can then be uploaded and submitted to BJA through GMS on a semi-annual basis. The semi-annual report is due by January 30 and July 30.For questions regarding the PMT or performance measures, please call the BJA PMT help desk at 1-888-252-6867 or send an email.Performance MeasuresStarting with the January-June 2009 reporting period, RSAT performance measures are now collected quarterly through BJA's Performance Measurement Tool (PMT). Grantees will upload a PDF of their performance measures results from the PMT to the Grants Management System (GMS) on a semi-annual basis. The BJA PMT will support grantees' ability to identify, collect, and submit performance measures data for BJA grant awards. An assigned userID and password are needed to access the system. Please contact our partner, CSR, Inc., at the BJA PMT help desk at 1-888-252-6867 for more information.Treatment Costs Per OffenderRSAT Definitions
EligibilityEligible applicants are limited to states. For purposes of this solicitation, “states” are defined as all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. By statute (34 U.S.C § 10422), BJA must award RSAT grants to the state office (see the State Administering Agencies) designated to administer the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program. The state office may award subgrants1 to state agencies and units of local government, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
In order to be eligible to receive an award under the FY 2018 solicitation, the application must demonstrate that a minimum of 25 percent of the total cost of each project under the award will be funded with nonfederal funds. The federal share of an RSAT award may not exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the projects described in the application. 34 U.S.C. §10424.
Previous RSAT solicitations can be found on the Archives tab.
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Want to know the latest information affecting your RSAT program? Sign up and participate every third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET. The BJA technical assistance providers at Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) deliver broadcast webinars on relevant topics designed to assist you and your program. Feel free to watch as a team to foster dialogue on how to improve your RSAT program. In addition, visit www.rsat-tta.com to access eLearning courses, training manuals, and articles as well as an open forum for RSAT programs to share their concerns and solutions with their peers across the country.
As a result of a competitive process, BJA awarded a 2-year cooperative agreement to the Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP). AHP will deliver an array of training and technical assistance (TTA) services to Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) programs that seek to maximize the use of evidence-based substance abuse treatment and assist with the provision of aftercare for inmates in need of such treatment. AHP will be joined by its partners, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) Illinois and AdCare Criminal Justice Services, to provide the following:
For more information, visit the RSAT Training & Technical Assistance Center site.
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Grant Awards:Visit the OJP Award Data website for access to RSAT award details.
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