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The Western Massachusetts Correctional Addiction Center (known as “Howard Street”), a component of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department, is a minimum security, community-based, residential treatment facility. This coed regional facility is currently located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and is designed to provide for the custody, care and treatment of addicted offenders from Hampden, Franklin, Berkshire, Hampshire and Worcester counties.

The philosophy of the Center staff incorporates an integrated model of education, treatment, and recovery to address addiction. We subscribe to the disease concept, with abstinence as an avenue to recovery. The program combines confinement with substance abuse treatment to help addicted offenders develop the discipline they need to live a chemically free, productive, and law-abiding lifestyle. The intensity of the program is demanding. One among many of the recovery opportunities we offer is the Escort Program. This program allows residents to attend community AA or NA meetings with a fellowship member (i.e. “Escort”). We believe that active participation in a community-based fellowship is the bridge between treatment, recovery, and successful reintegration.

Fight to protect your future

If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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