Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was awarded a contract by the Tennessee Department of Correction to operate residential substance abuse treatment programs at six correctional facilities in the state. The contract includes more than 500 treatment beds, serving both male and female inmates with serious substance abuse issues.

Thirty-six years ago, Spectrum Health Systems established one of the first therapeutic community 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 criminal offenders. For the past twelve years, Spectrum’s correctional treatment programs have grown to meet the increasing demand of state correctional agencies across the country.

“It’s always exciting to enter a new state,” commented Cindy Buraczynski, Director of Planning. “We are proud of the product we offer and look forward to working with the Tennessee Department of Correction to lower relapse and recidivism among the inmates completing our program.”

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

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