HSO Treatment Department

The mission of the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office Treatment Department is to promote public safety by providing opportunities for successful reintegration to each individual sentenced to this facility. Through collaborative efforts of substance abuse recovery, individualized treatment plans, case management, cognitive behavioral treatment groups, education, anger management, communicable disease and health education, vocational training and job readiness, release and reentry planning, stress management, family services, as well as significant contributions from our volunteers, community-based, and self-help communities, we provide opportunities to all participants, for a healthy, pro-social transition back into the community. Every participant may expect to be treated with respect and support, while being held highly accountable for his actions, rehabilitation, and release planning. Treatment opportunities for sentenced offenders take place within a modified therapeutic community called the Lifeskills Program. The opportunity to engage in treatment programming is available to all sentenced offenders. Those choosing to engage in treatment are moved to the dormitory-style modular unit. Under the direction of Sheriff Cahillane, the treatment department is supervised by Assistant Deputy Superintendent Melinda Cady. As the Director of Treatment for the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office and House of Correction, she oversees the departments providing case management, substance abuse, contract services, family and parenting initiatives, volunteer and religious services, education, minimum and pre-release programming, reentry services, and aftercare.