Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

A Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded program provided by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP)
in partnership with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and AdCare Criminal Justice Services (ACJS).


See it now! 

Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Re-entry Programs



Read it now!
Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Manual

Once you've seen the video, read the details of these exemplary programs.


Other Prison/Jail MAT Manuals

Rhode Island Vivitrol Manual
Rhode Island Suboxone SOP
Rhode Island Distribution of Suboxone Protocol
Kentucky MAT Manual

Other Correctional MAT Videos

Montgomery County Corrections

Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
video on that institution’s MAT Program

Massachusetts Department of Corrections

RSAT, take note!

All RSAT programs should follow Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' lead.
"The PA DOC will no longer do business with service providers who do not,
at all levels, support the use of Medication Assisted Treatment"
Source: PA DOC MAT Expansion Plan, p. 8

What Inmates Tell us About RSAT

RSAT Jail Program Tour

Everything you need to know about your state's health insurance opportunities

RSAT Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
July 26-27, 2016

Michael Botticelli, Director of ONDCP, answering a question from a participant at the 5th Annual RSAT Conference.

To view more photos from the 2016 Workshop click here

Workshop Presentations
Promising Practices, Useful Studies, and News You Can Use:
  • Medication has become part of treatment for some fighting addiction in Pierce County Drug Court

    This article from the News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, describes how the local drug court is collaborating with the jail’s medication assisted treatment program to expand the use of MAT for justice involved populations. If the drug court defendants “slip up,” they are sent to jail, detoxed and offered MAT.

  • Update on Medical Marijuana

    A total of 25 states and D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico now allow for medical marijuana use. This brief updates provides the current status of state laws.

  • At Fabled Addiction Treatment Center, A New Approach

    Hazelden, a premier abstinence only SUD treatment facility for 70 years is now adopting MAT,cutting drop out rates from 25% to just 5%.

  • New York Prison Ban on Motorized Wheelchairs Ruled Illegal

    The 2nd Circuit appeals court ruled that New York prisons can no longer ban disabled inmates’ motorized wheelchairs. As a result of the decision, the onus is on the prison that it can provide appropriate alternatives for the disabled inmates. It cannot simply enact a blanket ban of such devices. The lawyer for the inmate said the decision has “the potential to affect a number of inmates with disabilities, not only inmates with mobility impairments.”

  • Update – Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment in Prisons

    Hepatitis C (HCV) affects about 1% of the U.S. population as a whole, but more than 17% of the overall prison population. In some states, a much larger proportion of inmates are infected. Testing for HCV is available in many prisons, but it is not always offered routinely. Many states only test inmates at-risk for HCV infection, such as those reporting a history of injection drug use. This approach offers some short-term economic advantages, but it is also likely to miss the opportunity to identify a significant proportion of infected inmates, an opportunity that many experts say offers significant public health benefits.

  • Promising Practices Archive

  • Read it now!
    Promising Practice Guidelines for RSAT

    With your assistance, we are developing Promising Practice Guidelines for RSAT to help ensure that all jail and prison substance abuse treatment programs adopt what either research demonstrates or, in the absence of research, what experts and the most experienced practitioners have found to work to promote the most effective treatment for inmates with substance use disorders while they are incarcerated and after their re-entry into the community. Your feedback is invited. Just click here and type in your comment.

    Evidence-based CBT Resources & Tools for RSAT Programs

    Information on Effective Cognitive Behavioral Approaches

  • SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices lists more than 20 CBT-based programs. You can view information on all of them at the link below:

  • The OJJDP Model Program Guide rates at least 10 CBT programs as effective or promising:
    Trauma-Focused CBT is included, which helps children & parents overcome traumatic life events such as child sexual or physical abuse.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers free online training in several effective CBT interventions for trauma:
    Crime Solutions (National Institute of Justice) lists several approaches that employ CBT:

  • The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) offers a CBT guide for justice professionals; reviews and discusses Thinking for Change and related approaches:

  • Correctional Counseling Inc. offers a catalogue of CBT material, research, and interventions; includes Moral Reconation Therapy®.

Participate in our forum!

What kind of sanctions do you have for RSAT inmates who test positive for drugs/alcohol in community-based facilities? Do you give them another opportunity to continue the program but with some significant sanctions?