Project Peer Connection
Project Peer Connection is a peer mentoring program available to inmates graduating from one of Spectrum’s in-prison residential substance abuse treatment programs in Massachusetts. Funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of Justice, the program offers pre- and post-release peer mentoring to individuals returning to Worcester County upon release. Volunteer mentors facilitate access to employment, job training, treatment services, life skills training, and other needed services. Offenders must be within 90 days of scheduled release to be eligible for the program and express an interest in participation.
As a provider of in-prison substance abuse treatment for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Spectrum is able to provide a seamless continuum of services for offenders – from prison-based treatment to community-based programming. The mentoring program is instrumental in connecting clients to the next level of care, including Spectrum’s extensive service continuum.