Our Program's Approach and Goals
With a client-driven approach, the messengers engage participants in a non-judgmental manner to establish trusting relationships and facilitate a path forward based on an individual’s needs. The mentors assist with pre-release planning, helping returning citizens establish community supports, and working with their families to prepare for a loved one’s return.
The Credible Messenger program is based on the core belief that communities have the transformative resources available to uplift, stabilize, and re-engage returning citizens. The program’s holistic and restorative approach bridges the gaps between individuals and support systems available, leading to more effective life planning and a reduction in re-offending behaviors.
Enroll in the Program
To enroll in the Credible Messenger Program, eligible candidates must:
- Desire change and feel motivation to succeed in the community
- Be within 90-120 days of release
- Live at a facility currently served by the program (presently MCI-Framingham, MCI-Concord, MCI-Shirley or Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center)
Individuals who meet these criteria and want to participate in the program should mail a letter of interest to:
Credible Messengers Program
430 Canterbury Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Alternatively, to speak with a member of the program staff, prospective participants may call 857-278-5410.