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Volunteers of America of Massachusetts Re-Entry Programs

441 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain,MA 02130
(617) 522-8086
Volunteers of America of Massachusetts Re-Entry Programs


Pathway Home, or Essex County Re-entry Vocational Training Center Program, provides career training services to justice-involved individuals including eight industry-recognized certificate trainings including telecommunications, copper, and fiber optics systems. Career training services begin while individuals are incarcerated and continue upon their release, further enhanced by substance use and mental health treatment and case management to support housing and legal assistance. Program participants also receive comprehensive case management and are connected to community resources upon release to help them feel confident and self-sufficient upon re-entering their communities.

Essex Medication-Assisted Treatment program (EMAT) is a partnership with Essex County Sheriff’s Department designed to reduce recidivism by identifying needs and barriers to treatment utilizing assessments, motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy and using a trauma-informed approach. The EMAT team, in collaboration with the participant, assists in connecting participants to resources to best help them transition from incarceration back into society while working on active recovery from substance use disorders.

 The Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) is a VOAMASS collaborative effort with Essex County Sheriff’s Department. JMHCP diverts individuals from incarceration that are diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders to receive comprehensive and individualized treatment and address their underlying issues.