Butler Center | Justice Resource Institute

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Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Services

Butler Center

The Butler Center is a statewide secure treatment program for DYS-committed male juvenile offenders, ages 13 to 21, whose combination of serious delinquency and mental health challenges require specialized, clinically sophisticated interventions. With due attention to public safety and dedication to positive, productive change, Butler Center assists the youth served to address the behaviors and actions that led to their offenses; develop skills and capacity to meet their mental health needs; and accomplish treatment and life goals to support a safe, successful transition to home communities as contributing citizens.

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At a Glance
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Focus: At the Butler Center, boys with significant emotional and mental health needs, who have been committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, are able to develop and practice strategies that will enable them to modulate their behavior.
Age: 13 to 21; Committed to the Department of Youth Services
Gender: Male
Capacity: 12; Closed referrals via DYS
Let's Connect
Robert Wilson
Program Director
288 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 475-2601
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