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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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
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Hiram Rivera
Program Director
288 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 475-2607

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