The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program in the Douglas County Jail is funded by a State Justice Reinvestment Program grant and tends to be frequent utilizers of the criminal justice system. It is an 18-bed (12 men / 6 women) treatment program that targets repeat property and drug offenders who are eligible for downward-departed prison sentences. This program is a 120-day in-custody program that gives participants a chance to rehabilitate locally, reduce recidivism and have an alternative to service time in state prison. An individual may be referred to RSAT through an attorney or probation officer who would submit a referral to the Drug Court Team to staff the request.
The duration of the RSAT program allows enough time for participants to undergo a change in thinking tha tallows them to see their addiction and criminality in a new light. This is a key first step in the journey to recovery and long-term behaviorla changes. To participate in RSAT, a person incarcerated must be willing to work hard, and be deemed eligible for the program by a Circuit Court Judge, Adapt Integrated Health Care and the Jail. Those admitted to the program are kept in a separate pod away from the general population to provide the opportunity to begin changing their thinking and habits. The program includes daily group sessions, one-on-one counseling sessions, and upon graduation they are released and enrolled in H.O.P.E. Drug Court, where they are required to continue participating in treatment in the community and come to court for regular check-ins.