And, just what is R.E.A.C.T?

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R.E.A.C.T. is a condition of probation, where by the offender who has been sentenced under the RSMo 195 guidelines receives a screening assessment to determine if an individual's level of substance use or mental health status requires an education or treatment intervention. A network of screening offices known as RSU's (R.E.A.C.T. Screening Units) have been established through out the state, the offender can select a RSU near their home site to complete this first portion of R.E.A.C.T. After the initial screening has been completed, the screening assessment is forwarded to the Department of Corrections, district probation and parole office. Should the RSU indicate a need for community treatment, the screening assessment should indicate at what level of community treatment the offender would best be served. The determination for community treatment is determined by the services available within the offenders' probation and parole district and community. In the event the screening assessment has determined that the offender needs a REP (REACT Educational Program) the RSU can service those needs by providing the offender with a Department of Corrections and Department of Mental Health curriculum designed to address such needs.