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).


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Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Re-entry Programs



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Prison/Jail Medication Assisted Treatment Manual

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


RSAT, take note!

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

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

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July 25-27, 2016

5th annual RSAT Workshop, Providence, Rhode Island See Agenda 
Promising Practices, Useful Studies, and News You Can Use:
  • Probuphine Implants Hit the Market

    Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that 10 patients received treatment last week with the Probuphine (buprenorphine) implant, making them the first patients in the US to receive the medication since it was approved by the FDA in May, 2016 for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. To date, more than 1,000 health care providers in 44 states have completed required training to be certified to provide Probuphine. Several Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as United Healthcare, have been among the first insurance companies that approved reimbursement for the first patients implanted. A fear expressed by some experts is that some opioid addicts with implants might skip accompanying substance abuse treatment, relying solely on the medication to prevent relapse and advance recovery.

  • Medical Conditions, Mental Health Problems, Disabilities, and Mortality Among Jail Inmates

    Jail inmates tend to be sicker, more likely to have a chronic medical condition or infectious disease than the general population.

  • Prisoners age 55 or older made up 10% of the state prison population in 2013, up from 3% in 1993

    Prisoners age 55 or older sentenced to more than one year in state prison increased from 26,300 in 1993 to 131,500 in 2013. This represented a growth from 3% to 10% of the total state prison population during this period. From 1993 to 2013, the median age of state prisoners increased from 30 to 36 years.

  • Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program Rated “Promising”

    Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program (PIECP) is a program that engages state prison inmates in private sector jobs (which pay minimum wage or higher), in an effort to increase post-release employment and reduce recidivism. The program is rated “Promising.” Compared with inmates who worked in traditional prison industries and participated in other activities such as education and drug treatment, program participants had significantly higher post–release employment and lower recidivism rates.

  • RNR Simulation Tool Gives Probation, Parole Officers a Clinical Take on Reentry in Louisiana.

    New tool that helps corrections develop reentry programs for inmates.

  • Changing face of MAT maintenance programing in prisons and jails is described.

  • Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review

    One of the greatest threats to correctional officer (CO) wellness involves the stress they encounter as a result of their occupation. This document reviews the body of literature on the causes and effects of stress for COs, and describes the available research on CO wellness programs and their effectiveness., including stressed that are Inmate-related (dealing with threats, mental illness, substance abuse, suicide); Occupational (inherent to the profession), Organizational/administrative (mismanagement, poor leadership, inadequate resources/ pay, understaffing) and Psycho-social (fear, work/family conflict, media scrutiny, etc).

  • Questions and answers for state Medicaid directors regarding coverage for inmates, probationers, parolees, those residing in residential facilities.

    Question: What about residents in a halfway houses? Answer: Federal Financial Participation is available for covered services for Medicaid-eligible individuals living in state or local corrections-related supervised community residential facilities (whether operated by a governmental entity or a private entity) unless the individual does not have freedom of movement and association while residing at the facility....

  • Important Answers on Medicaid for Transitioning Inmates

    The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has issued guidance to states on Medicaid inmate eligibility, enrollment and coverage policy. This letter with attached Questions and Answers (Qs & As) describes how states can better facilitate access to Medicaid services for individuals transitioning from incarceration to their communities. The letter is available online on at

  • Promising Practices Archive

  • 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®.

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Will Medicaid now cover the costs of treating inmates in correctional halfway houses, work release facilities, and the like?