Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid misuse and achieve positive outcomes. The power and potential of PRSS come from the unique roles that peers play, promoting both hope and pragmatic steps for change. As peer practitioners move into a variety of roles in the criminal justice system, practice-based evidence and emerging research show (1) the value of providing peer support to incarcerated individuals prior to reentry, and (2) the importance of preparation by residential substance abuse treatment programs and other therapeutic communities to receive and provide appropriate supports to individuals who are returning to their communities.
This session will focus on how supervisors, administrative staff, and organizations can:
Our presenters have a broad range of experience developing and implementing person-centered peer support mechanisms and building recovery capital in criminal justice settings:
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