Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a new contract by the Virginia Department of Corrections to implement a Community Corrections Alternative Program (CCAP) at the Cold Springs Correctional Unit in Greenville, Virginia. The CCAP operates as a drug treatment facility serving offenders with moderate to severe substance use disorders. The program currently houses 100 offenders in a dormitory setting with the capacity to double in size if needed.
Participants receive a minimum of 300 hours of evidence-based programming focused on cognitive-behavioral skills training and behavioral shaping through positive reinforcement and competency-based program advancement. The program’s average length of stay ranges from six to nine months, depending on the time it takes for participants to complete all required service elements included in their individual service plan.
In 2015, Spectrum was selected by the same agency to implement a 1,060-bed residential substance abuse treatment program for male offenders at the Indian Creek Correctional Center, including specialized units for youthful offenders, military veterans and offenders requiring higher intensity treatment. Spectrum also operates a transitional program for female offenders at the Deerfield Women’s Work Center which helps prepare participants for a successful transition back into the community.
“Spectrum and the Department have established a strong partnership over the past two years that’s based on mutual respect and common goals,” commented Christopher Petrozzi, senior vice president of correctional services. “We’re particularly excited about the Community Corrections Alternative Program as it offers judges an innovative sentencing option for offenders with substance use disorders that will help to reduce recidivism and promote public safety.”
About Spectrum Health Systems:
Based in Worcester, Massachusetts and founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. In addition to Virginia, Spectrum operates programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia and Tennessee – serving more than 80,000 individuals each year.