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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice


Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program assists states and units of local government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities.  RSAT programs must : 1) provide individual and group treatment for offender; 2) last between 6 to 12 months; 3) be provided in residential treatment facilities set apart from the general correctional population; and, 4) develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems.  In Nebraska, the RSAT funds are awarded to the Nebraska Department of Corrections who has leveraged other funding resources to establish a comprehensive treatment program for offenders prior to their being eligible for parole.  One added component to their comprehensive program is an aftercare treatment component after the offender is released.