Peer Programming With First Responders: Front Line Collaboration

This session focuses on how supervisors and administrative team members can:

  • Set a programmatic context in which both peers and first responders are encouraged to build their personal knowledge and ability to provide support that is collaborative and responsive to participant needs.
  • Identify common challenges that organizations face when providing peer support alongside first-response services.
  • Describe the steps necessary for building your organization’s capacity for providing peer support in collaboration with first-response services.
  • Explore how Hamilton County, Indiana; Butler County, Ohio; and the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania are implementing this collaboration within their programs and organizations among justice-involved populations.


Our presenters have a broad range of experience developing and implementing peer support mechanisms in collaboration with first-response programs in criminal justice settings:

  • Monica Greer, B.S., CSAC, Executive Director, Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs Project Director, Community Opioid Prevention Effort (COPE)
  • Tiffany Lombardo, M.A., LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Associate Executive Director, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board
  • Sheila J. Armstrong, M.H.S., Recovering Overdose Survivor Engagement (ROSE) Program Supervisor

To view a PDF version of the slide deck from this webinar, click here.

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