The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT) was created to fund the development of substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional facilities. The program encourages states to adopt comprehensive approaches to substance abuse treatment for offenders. The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program is divided into three components:
Each component must provide urinalysis and/or other certified forms of drug and alcohol testing of individual participants during their participation in the program.
The goal of the program is to develop one underlying, evidence-based treatment model that will strengthen the program by providing uniform treatment for all participants and provide staff with specific curriculum training to ensure familiarity with the treatment selected. Also, the program should focus on providing coordinated services for offender after-release treatment and re-entry to the community.