Mission Statement

To provide an alternative to incarceration in the Hampden County Correctional Center or the Women’s Correctional Center, and in some situations, legal fines for qualifying offenses committed by individuals who reside in Hampden County, who have a serious mental illness or a mental illness and a co-occurring alcohol/drug abuse problem that influenced the committing of the offense(s). This program is imposed as special condition of a defendant’s post-disposition probation. The goals of the Springfield Specialty Court: Mental Health Session are to maintain community safety, to provide opportunities for personal development and to reduce recidivism.

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