Education and Job Training
Bureau of Substance Abuse Treatment is responsible for identifying inmates with substance abuse problems and coordinating their treatment based on the severity of their substance abuse problem. This Bureau ensures the integrity of the program through continuous monitoring and evaluation of program implementation and outcomes.
Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are being provided at 42 major institutions, 28 community correctional centers, Levy Forestry Camp, three institutional and seven community drug treatment centers. These programs annually serve up to 18,000 inmates with substance involvement, abuse, or related problems. The program's main objectives are to identify substance abusers, assess the severity of their drug problems, measure their readiness for treatment, and then place them in the most appropriate treatment program. These objectives are accomplished through inmate testing and interviewing at the time they enter reception centers for classification. Offenders assessed as being in need of services are either sent directly to appropriate programming or placed on a waiting list pending availability of such programming.