These programs work with first responders, law enforcement, courts, jails, prisons, and community corrections to help persons with opioid use disorders to achieve and maintain recovery from addiction.



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Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville

Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville (South Carolina) serves small communities and rural areas in northwest South Carolina with innovative programming; a wide array of peer supports; and strong partnerships with law enforcement, hospitals, and treatment agencies.

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Recovery Point of West Virginia

Recovery Point of West Virginia serves small communities and rural counties across the state of West Virginia. Recovery Point provides recovery coaches for the city of Huntington’s Quick Response Team (QRT), which was developed with a BJA-supported COAP grant. Recovery Point has also launched peer support in local hospital emergency rooms and is planning similar support for individuals who are admitted to the hospital for abusing opioids and other substances.

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The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, through its Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) program, runs a comprehensive peer support program. PRO-ACT was a partner and the service hub in the launch of a pre-booking diversion pilot with the Philadelphia Police Department.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Community Justice Programs (CJP)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Community Justice Programs (CJP) is a unique model of community, clinical, and research collaboration housed in a university setting. Across time, CJP has thoroughly integrated the peer voice into all of the program’s behavioral health projects. CJP is particularly strong in its peer supports in the courts, providing services within several specialty courts in Jefferson County, Alabama.

These mentor sites were selected on the basis of several criteria, including:

  • Advocating for the value of peer support services within the larger context of behavioral health, recovery-oriented systems of care, criminal justice, and child welfare.
  • Leveraging the uniqueness of peer status in program design.
  • Using sound, evidence-supported practices and policies.
  • Focusing on outcomes and using data to assess program efficacy.
  • Having strong collaborations with law enforcement, the courts, child welfare, substance abuse treatment agencies, and others.
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