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FFY2023 - RSAT - State of Tennessee

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $837,814)

The Office of Criminal Justice Programs’ (OCJP) primary goal in the administration of FFY23 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment For State Prisoners (RSAT) funds is to enhance, prepare and assist the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) with implementation and continuation of effective and quality residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs that address the total needs of the offender population served. In addition to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, OCJP seeks to incorporate into the RSAT program other key components of successful rehabilitation including substance use recovery education programming, vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training, social skills development, family therapy, cognitive restructuring, and other skills to address (SUD) and related problems.

Tennessee proposes to continue to fund the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) with the 2023 RSAT award. During State Calendar Year 2024, TDOC will operate three residential therapeutic community substance abuse treatment programs providing just over 350 treatment beds across two of their correctional facilities. These programs implement a therapeutic community using the RSAT model and are located in the following sites: Morgan County Correctional Facility (105) and West Tennessee State Penitentiary (254). The TDOC program incorporates a multi-phase treatment approach as outlined below:

Phase I (Orientation and Identifying Anti-Social Thinking Patterns)

Phase II (Main Treatment: Substance Abuse Counseling and Pro-Social Skill Development)

Phase III (Transition, Reintegration and Giving Back)


Date Created: September 8, 2023