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Spectrum’s Innovative Work with the Angel Program is Highlighted During President Obama’s Proclamation of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Week

Spectrum's innovative work with the 'ANGEL Program' was recognized in a publication released in honor of President Obama's proclamation of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, observed for the first time from September 19 – 24, by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Office of Community Policing ...

September 28th, 2016|

Spectrum Presents Blueprint for Developing Gender-Specific, Trauma-Informed Correctional Programs

Spectrum's Director of Female Services Jennifer Zachary joined a panel of experts from the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MA DOC) and Northpointe, Inc. for a recent presentation at the American Correctional Association's (ACA) 146th Congress of Correction held in Boston. The presentation entitled, "Pathways to Change: A Blueprint for Developing Successful Gender-Specific, Trauma-Informed Correctional Programs" showcased the new evidence-based approach to female correctional services now being utilized in Massachusetts.

September 9th, 2016|

Prisons as a Launch Pad

At this point in history when there is a growing consensus for prison reform, we have an opportunity for making systemic change that can impact great numbers of inmates by re-envisioning prisons as “launch pads” for success. We believe this is feasible through a well-designed integration of the self-help therapeutic ...

September 8th, 2016|

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