New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

Keeping New Mexico Safer Through Safe Roads and Safer Communities

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program assists states and local units of government in the development and implementation of substance use treatment programs in state, local and tribal correctional and detention facilities. Funding also assists with the development and maintenance of community reintegration services for individuals after they are released from incarceration. Community reintegration services include treatment programming and broad-based aftercare services.

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) is currently partnered with the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) to provide residential treatment support to the eight (8) Therapeutic Community (TC) Programs which includes over 250 treatment beds across five (5) public prisons throughout the State of New Mexico. These therapeutic communities provide vital programing for incarcerated offenders who are preparing for re-entry into the community. This programming includes but is not limited to Substance Abuse Counseling, Relapse Prevention, Anger/Stress Management and Family Roles/Building Relationships. RSAT funding may be utilized for three types of programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. Partnerships with community-based substance use treatment programs are given priority consideration for funding.


Eligible applicants are limited to state agencies and units of local government, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Eligibility is limited to States and units of local government who apply through the State Administering Agency, the NMDPS.

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