PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Jennifer Donahue / Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2021
Massachusetts Trial Court to Launch
$2M Grant to Expand Springfield Drug Court Services
At a virtual event on Monday, January 25, the Massachusetts Trial Court will launch its MISSION-Springfield Grant, a $2 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to significantly expand services offered by the Springfield District Court Drug Court. MISSION-Springfield will offer evidence-based wraparound case management and peer recovery support to participants in the Springfield Drug Court who have substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.
Event speakers will include Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey; Springfield District Court Judge Charles Groce; Drs. Ayorkor Gaba and David Smelson of UMass Medical School and co-developers of the MISSION model; representatives from Behavioral Health Network; and a graduate of the Springfield Drug Court.
Speakers will discuss the challenges individuals living with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders face, the new resources that will be available to the Springfield Drug Court, and an explanation of the MISSION model of care, including how it was developed and how it works.
Massachusetts Trial Court’s YouTube Channel.
Direct link: https://youtu.be/4M7kPjMCo2M
Monday, January 25, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.