May 25, 2012 | last updated May 25, 2012 11:31 am

Worcester's Spectrum Wins Maine Grant

Spectrum Health Systems Inc., a Worcester-based substance abuse and mental health treatment provider in Worcester, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from the Florence V. Burden Foundation to develop employment opportunities for female offenders at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.

The grant will fund the Work & Community Ready program, with a goal of reducing recidivism and strengthening Maine's workforce by providing rehabilitative, educational skills-based workforce training to women who have been in prison.

Spectrum said graduates from the program will benefit by entering the job market with professional social skills, completed resumes, skills-based training, job interview practice, placement assistance and a portfolio containing evidence of rehabilitation.

The program addresses the issue of ex-offenders who are unemployed or working in poorly paid or temporary jobs and who often fall back into a life of crime.

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