Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was selected by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services as the successful bidder to operate an assessment unit for girls at the state’s Metro Youth Services Center in Dorchester. Slated to open August 1, 2006, the twelve-bed program will provide short-term behavioral treatment and clinical assessment services for girls committed to the Department of Youth Services. Spectrum already operates 55 detention beds at the same facility. The new program will employ twenty-one staff, providing round-the-clock coverage.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum operates programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Arizona, Maine and Tennessee – serving more than 18,000 adults and at-risk youth each year.

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