Hampden County Women's Correctional Center

Assistant Superintendent Patricia Murphy

 

WMRWCC Mission Statement

The Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center (WCC), which opened in September 2007 and is located in Chicopee Mass., is a regional, multilevel security facility for women. The center provides for public safety by applying best practices, using criminogenic principles, gender-specific programs and operations in a humane, safe, and secure environment. As a full partner in the criminal justice system, we seek to be a leader in the evolving model of women’s corrections. As a member of the Western Massachusetts community, the center strives to be a good neighbor, responding to the needs of the community by providing public information and community service. In collaboration with the community, the center offers a multi-disciplinary approach that is trauma-informed, gender-responsive, family-focused, and culturally aware. The mission of WCC is to empower women to reclaim their liberty through informed and responsive choices. This is accomplished through a professional, well-trained and dedicated staff, committed to the goals of the facility. The continuum of care, from entry to post release, is designed to promote successful offender re-entry as socially and civically responsible citizens.

Services
MI Pre Release Center
Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center
MI Medium Security Facility

Community Safety Center