Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program

The goal of the RSAT Program are 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.

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 RFP - Word


Bidders’ Conference

Prospective applicants are invited, but not required, to attend a Bidders’ Conference. The purpose of a Bidders’ Conference is to answer technical questions from prospective applicants and provide clarity on RFP instructions.

Date: March 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Zoom attendance only. On March 3, 2021 join RSAT Bidders’ Conference – 3-3-21 - Agendaopens PDF file - Meeting 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 Organization/Agency


Dean Growdon Sheriff

BSCC Board Member

Lassen County Sheriff’s Department


Douglas Snell Captain, Prison Programs California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)


Renee Smith Programs & Service Manager Solano County Sheriff’s Office


Jared Sparks Lieutenant Inyo County Sheriff's Office


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.






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 Organization/Agency


Dean Growden, Chair BSCC Board Member, Sheriff Lassen County Sheriff’s Department


Shannon Robinson, MD Senior Psychiatrist Statewide Telepsychiatry Program, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)


Karen S. Dalton, Dr. PH Jail Manager Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department


Renee Smith Programs & Service Manager Solano County Sheriff’s Office


Robert Hadley Lieutenant Butte County Sheriff’s Office


Patricia Ceballos Reentry Program Coordinator San Diego Sheriff’s Department


Douglas Snell Correctional Lieutenant Avenal State Prison, CDCR

For information about the RSAT Grant please contact

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 - PPTXopens POWERPOINT file