Executive Summary

Established in 2014 by the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Court, the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School operates the Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts on the Trial Court's behalf.

Our purpose

To improve the lives and outcomes of people involved with and impacted by the criminal-legal system.

Our mission

To bring innovative, evidence-based, and equitable interventions to Specialty Courts and related settings.

Our vision

To become a state and national leader in behavioral health and the criminal-legal system.

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Our values

We champion integrity, collaboration, communication, and trust.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community that values all aspects of diversity, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and disability. Together, we work to create an environment that recognizes differing perspectives are invaluable drivers of innovation and excellence.