Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

The goal of the RSAT Program is to enhance the capability of states, and units of local and tribal government to:

  • provide substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated inmates;
  • prepare participants for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and
  • assist participants through the community reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

September 16, 2021- LEP Webinar

  1. Local Evaluation Plan (LEP) and Local Evaluation Report (LER) Guidelinesopens PDF file
  2. LEP Scoring Rubricopens PDF file
  3. Logic Model Aopens PDF file
  4. Logic Model Bopens PDF file
  5. Sample LEPs - Sample Aopens PDF file and Sample Bopens PDF file
  6. Evaluation Resources


August 19, 2021- Grantee Orientation

  1. RSAT Orientation Overview Presentationopens PDF file
  2. RSAT Administrative Responsibilities
    1. RSAT Administrative Responsivities Presentationopens PDF file
    2. BSCC NGO Assurance Formopens PDF file
    3. Grantee Contact Information Sheetopens EXCEL file
    4. BSCC Grant Administration Guideopens PDF file
    5. Justification for Food & Beverageopens PDF file
    6. Justification for Participant & Program Incentivesopens PDF file
    7. Incentive Inventory & Log Sampleopens EXCEL file
    8. Fixed Asset Request Sampleopens PDF file
  3. RSAT Review of Data Collection and Evaluation Responsibilities
    1. RSAT Grantee Orientation Data Collection Evaluationopens PDF file
    2. RSAT LEP LER Guidelinesopens PDF file
    3. RSAT Local Evaluation Plan Scoring Rubricopens PDF file
    4. Race and Ethnicity Formopens PDF file
    5. AB 1988opens PDF file
    6. Evaluator Rolesopens PDF file
    7. Data Collection Tipsopens PDF file
    8. Evaluation Resourcesopens PDF file
  4. RSAT Fiscal Responsibilities Presentationopens PDF file
  5. RSAT Programmatic Responsibilities
    1. Programmatic Responsibilities Presentationopens PDF file
    2. Sample Comprehensive Monitoring Visit (CMV) Toolopens PDF file
    3. General Expectations for On-Site CMVopens PDF file
    4. Principles of Effective Interventionopens PDF file

2021 RSAT Request for Proposals (RFP)

This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Correction (BSCC) for grant funds available through the RSAT program.

2021 RSAT RFPopens WORD file


Bidders’ Conference

The BSCC held a Bidders' Conference on March 3, 2021 to provide clarity on RFP instructions and answer questions from prospective applicants about the RFP.

Conference Agendaopens PDF file

Bidders' Conference Recording


Summary of Key Dates  

Activity Date
Release Request for Proposals February 12, 2021
Bidders’ Conference (Zoom – Sacramento) March 3, 2021
Proposals Due to the BSCC (by 5:00 p.m.) April 7, 2021
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations April-May 2021
Notice to Grantees June 10, 2021
New Grants Begin July 1, 2021
Mandatory New Grantee Orientation TBD

2020 Executive Steering Committee

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Dean Growdon Sheriff, BSCC Board Member Lassen County Sheriff’s Department
2 Douglas Snell Captain, Prison Programs CA Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR)
3 Renee Smith Programs & Services Manager Solano County Sheriff’s Office
4 Jared Sparks Lieutenant Inyo County Sheriff’s Office
5 Jennifer Kaufman Bureau Chief Los Angeles County Probation

2018 RSAT Request for Proposals

In February 2018, local adult detention facilities in California responded to the RSAT Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for an RSAT project cycle running July 2018 to June 2021. Grantees awarded funds in 2018 were required to submit an annual Request for Application (RFA) for continued funding in 2019 and 2020.


2018 RSAT RFPopens PDF file

2019 RSAT RFAopens PDF file

2020 RSAT RFAopens PDF file


Grant Project Descriptions

Kern County Sheriff’s Department RSAT Project: This project will utilize a Risk-Need Recovery platform to break the cycle of drugs, crime, and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programs and treatment. The program will serve the male population at the Kern Lerdo Detentions Facility who meet the defined criteria and have a demonstrated substance use disorder. The program includes in-custody (4-6 months) and out-of-custody (12 months) components and provides offender with rehabilitative tools for reentry as productive citizens.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) RSAT Project: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) proposes to continue the Housing for Accountable Living Transitions/Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (HALT/RSAT) Program for male and female offenders incarcerated at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center. The SSD uses evidence-based assessments to identify an offender’s criminogenic needs and creates an evidence-based treatment plan responsive to those needs. Offenders are assigned to a Reentry Specialist/Case Manager who ensures program adherence and provides one-on-one counselling and support during the 4-12 month in-custody portion of treatment and up to one-year post-release. The project goal is to reduce participant’s recidivism rate.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) RSAT Project: The SCSO is proposing a gender-responsive treatment and reentry program for female offenders housed at the main jail. Approximately 80 participants will be served during the first project year. Participants will be assessed for risk and needs through validated assessment tools and an evidence-based curriculum will be delivered to participants for a minimum of 3 months. Aftercare services will be provided for 12 months post-release.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office RSAT Project: The TCSO RSAT program proposes to deliver an evidence-based substance abuse recovery program to county jail inmates at the Men’s Correctional Facility. The program can house up to 64 participants and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to change the behaviors and attitudes of the inmates regarding criminal thinking and substance abuse issues. The in-custody portion of the program is between 4 and 6 months in length and an aftercare component is offered for up to 12 months post-release. The last month of the in-custody program focuses on reentry into the community. The offender leaves with a discharge plan and identified goals upon their release.


2017 Executive Steering Committee

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Dean Growdon Sheriff, BSCC Board Member Lassen County Sheriff’s Department
2 Shannon Robinson, MD Senior Psychiatrist Statewide Telepsychiatry Program, CDCR
3 Karen S. Dalton, DrPH Jail Manager Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
4 Renee Smith Programs & Service Manager Solano County Sheriff’s Office
5 Robert Hadley Lieutenant Butte County Sheriff’s Office
6 Patricia Ceballos Reentry Program Coordinator San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
7 Douglas Snell Correctional Lieutenant Avenal State Prison, CDCR

For information about the RSAT Grant please email:

Bidders’ Conferences

The BSCC hosts Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity and allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP instructions and process.

RSAT Program RFP Bidders’ Conference 3/7/2018 PowerPoint Presentation