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:
  • 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.

  • HHS acts to help more ex-inmates get Medicaid

    Describes efforts to enroll 600,000 inmates released each year into Medicaid around the country. U.S. prisons and jails enrolled only 112,520 from late 2013 up to January 2015. Also describes how HHS has made up to 96,000 half-way house inmates eligible for Medicaid. 31 states and DC now have expanded Medicaid.

  • 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.

  • Promising Practices Archive

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    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®.

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