TTA Center for Peer Recovery Support Services

Model Peer Programs Selected for PRSSMI Mentoring Initiative Sites
Sites Will Mentor Emerging Criminal Justice Peer Programs Across the Nation Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Four organizations have been selected to serve as the first mentors in a new BJA COAP initiative to foster promising approaches, best practices, and evidence-supported peer program programming to address the opioid epidemic. 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.

Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville (SC) 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. More about Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville...

Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (PA), 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 a pre-booking diversion pilot with the Philadelphia Police Department. More about PRO-ACT...

Recovery Point (WV) serves small communities and rural counties across the state of West Virginia. It is a part of a quick-response team that was formed by the City of Huntington with a BJA COAP grant; RecoveryPoint provides recovery coaches for that initiative. They have also launched per support in emergency rooms of area hospitals, and are planning similar supports for individuals who are admitted to the hospital with opioid-related and other substance use disorders. More about Recovery Point...

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

These four mentor sites will support COAP grantees that are selected for mentorship as they develop the peer support components of their diversion, alternatives to incarceration, court, or re-entry programs. The mentorship provides an opportunity for grantees to be matched with and learn from an experienced program in a structured way. Selected sites will receive consultation and support from staff of experienced program, culminating in a visit to the mentor site. Programs that are interested in receiving mentorship are encouraged to apply now.