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Peer Support in Jails and Prisons: Enhancing Therapeutic Communities and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (Webinar)

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Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid and other substance misuse, and to achieve positive outcomes.

This session will focus on how supervisors, administrative staff, and organizations can:
- Set a programmatic context that encompasses a person-centered, recovery-oriented, and peer-led approach to treatment.
- Recognize the importance of corrections-based residential substance abuse treatment programs and therapeutic communities that include peer-based supports to the recovery of individuals who are returning to their communities.
- Identify common challenges and explore potential solutions for improving community partnerships that benefit and serve returning individuals.
- Describe the necessary steps for building your organization's capacity to support peers in their work with returning individuals.

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Date Created: February 3, 2021