Spectrum Health Systems was recently awarded a contract by the Tennessee Department of Correction to provide cognitive behavioral, victim impact and batterers' intervention services for offenders under probationary and parole supervision.  Spectrum has provided in-prison residential substance abuse treatment services under contract to the Department since 2006.

“We’re excited about having this opportunity to work directly with offenders transitioning out of Tennessee correctional facilities,” said Ryan McMahon, Spectrum’s state director in Tennessee. “We’re already seeing good outcomes and decreased recidivism with our existing addiction treatment services.  This curriculum is another important step in helping offenders reintegrate, reach their goals and increase pro-social behavior.”

Built around a small group format with no more than twenty-four participants in one group, programming will be delivered by full-time facilitators at 14 districts throughout the state.   Facilitators will be in regular contact with the parole and probation officers assigned to each offender to maintain communication with the TDOC regarding progress and outcomes.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse treatment and mental health service organization with corporate headquarters in Worcester, Massachusetts. The company currently operates more than 130 treatment programs in community-based and institutional settings throughout Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington State.

Brendan Melican, Public Relations Manager
(508) 792-5400 x7113

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