Adult Criminal Justice Policy & Planning

Programs & Grants

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Formula Grant Program

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.

RSAT programs provide individual and group treatment activities for offenders and must:  

  • Last between 6 and 12 months
  • Be provided in residential treatment facilities set apart from the general correctional population
  • Focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate

  • Develop the inmate's cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems.

Progress and Financial Reporting

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