The specialty court offers an alternative to incarceration through case management services and peer support for adults in the criminal justice system with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Participation in Recovery with Justice (RWJ) is a condition of probation for defendants who have serious behavioral health issues and/or substance use issues who agree to be part of the program. Participants are required to actively and meaningfully participate in community-based treatment for a minimum of three months in conjunction with regular reviews by the court.

MISSION-CREST (Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking—Court Related Enhanced Services for Treatment) provides intensive, individualized services for clients with co-occurring disorders for a minimum of six to twelve months.

For more information or eligibility questions, contact:

110 Maple Street, Springfield, MA

(413) 386-5473
(413) 310-3306

or visit the RWJ website

Funding for the Recovery with Justice Program is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Funding for MISSION-CREST is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant #1H79SM061663-01 awarded to the Department of Mental Health.

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