Peer Integration Into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Other Jail-Based Treatment Programs

PRSS are increasingly offered across diverse criminal justice settings.

This session:

  • Describes MAT and other jail-based treatment programs and how they integrate peer specialists.
  • Identifies changes to organizational practices and procedures necessary for the successful integration of peer work.
  • Discusses training for peer specialists and departmental staff to prepare for peer services.
  • Explores important stakeholder partnerships.
  • Describes outcomes of programs to date.


  • Janet Fleege, Assistant Program Administrator, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
  • Alisha Nelson, Administrative Coordinator/Project Director, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Community Access to Recovery Services Division (CARS)
  • Annie Ramniceanu, LCMHC, LADC, Executive Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Vermont Department of Corrections

To view a PDF version of the slide deck that was used during this presentation, click here.

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