Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid abuse and achieve positive outcomes. Peer specialists use their lived experience of addiction, criminal justice involvement, and recovery to assist others on their path to recovery. PRSS in jail settings offers a unique opportunity to address the needs of individuals with opioid use disorder while they are incarcerated and upon reentry.
This webinar will highlight three different models of jail-based PRSS that bridge to community peer supports. The guest presenters will describe the structure of their programs, roles of peers, and outcomes of their programs. They will also discuss opportunities and challenges of running peer programs in jail settings.
- Honesty Liller, Chief Executive Officer, McShin Foundation, Richmond, Virginia;
- Brandon George, Director, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition;
- Darya Maslova, Essex County, Massachusetts Sheriff’s Department (ECSD); and
- Jillian Nelson, ECSD.