PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT John Adams Courthouse One Pemberton Square Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Jennifer Donahue / Erika Gully-Santiago
(617) 557-1114 Jennifer.Donahue@jud.state.ma.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2017
Massachusetts Trial Court to Hold Event Recognizing Official Launch of Franklin Family Drug Court MISSION-Hope Grant
On Friday, November 10, at the Franklin County Justice Center, Trial Court Chief Justices and judges, Congressman James McGovern, Congressman Richard Neal, Senate President Stan Rosenberg and other local and community officials, will attend an event hosted by the Trial Court announcing the official launch of the MISSION-Hope Grant, a $2.1 million, 5-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that will significantly expand services offered by the Franklin County Probate and Family Drug Court.
The family drug court, which began in June 2016 and is one of the first of its kind in the Commonwealth, addresses the impact of opioid, other substance use, and co-occurring disorders on families in rural western Massachusetts. The MISSION-Hope grant will allow the specialty court to expand by 300%, and provide more services to parents, children and caregivers in need in a county that has been deeply affected by the opiate crisis.
The MISSION model, Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach and Networking-Criminal Justice (MISSION-CJ), is an evidence-based treatment model that offers a team approach to provide or connect court-involved families with services, including substance use disorder treatment, educational and job training opportunities, childcare and other community-based resources that support families based on each family's individual needs. Referrals of parents and guardians with substance use disorders from the Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court are also part of this effort.
Franklin County Justice Center
43 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.