Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide therapeutic community programming at three state facilities, serving more than 1,000 high risk offenders.

Forty-six years ago, Spectrum established one of the first therapeutic community (TC) programs in the country for the treatment of substance abuse.  Working with leading researchers in the field, the company later adapted its model to serve the unique needs of high risk offenders with histories of substance abuse. 

For the past twenty-two years, Spectrum’s correctional treatment programs have grown to meet the increasing demand of public safety officials across the country.   The company now provides specialized substance abuse treatment and recidivism reduction programs in prison and community-based settings throughout eight states.

“We are extremely proud of our strong reputation across the country and very excited about expanding to Virginia,” commented Christopher Petrozzi, Senior Vice President of Correctional Services.  “In 1969, Spectrum began as one of the first therapeutic community treatment providers in the country.  With this award, we’ll be operating one of the largest in-prison TC programs in the country at the Indian Creek Correctional Center, and look forward to being a part of the Commonwealth’s efforts to reduce recidivism for returning citizens.”  

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse treatment and mental health service organization.  In addition to Virginia, the company currently operates more than 130 programs throughout Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington State – serving nearly 50,000 adults and at-risk youth each year.

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


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