The Community Safety Center, located in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, hosts the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department’s community corrections programs, including the Hampden County Day Reporting Center and the After Incarceration Support Systems program.
The Community Safety Center contributes to Public Safety by jail diversion, leaving hard cells and expensive incarceration resources for those who must be removed from society in the interest of community safety.
This Center provides the last two components in a continuum of Sheriff’s Department levels of security that range from medium security, to community supervision, to post-release services. Carefully blending custody and treatment, we support and challenge offenders to live in the community, where they can access wrap-around services and put into practice the skills and lessons learned in the rich programming they have participated in as they have moved through our system. The years have shown that this careful and gradual release of offenders has been of great benefit to protect our communities and do it in a cost-effective manner.