Webinar - Peer Recovery Support Services – Options, Opportunities, and Challenges for Jurisdictions

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm EST
Event Description: 

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, invites you to this no-cost webinar on February 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn how peer recovery support services are helping jurisdictions across the country address the opioid epidemic, bringing help and hope to individuals and families.

Increasingly, peer recovery support services are an important – and sometimes central – part of efforts to effectively address the opioid epidemic. Both the 2017 National Drug Control Strategy and the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health point to the promise of peer supports: Peer-based services can be a vital part of the continuum of care for substance abuse and efforts to address alcohol and drug abuse – including opioid misuse.

The objectives of the webinar are to:

  • Define peer support, its principles, and the range of services;
  • Share experiences and lessons learned from in-the-field peer programs;
  • Present ideas for implementing peer programs at various points in the Sequential Intercept Model; and
  • Describe how grantees can request training and technical assistance (TTA).


  • Elizabeth Burden, BJA COAP TTA Collaborative (Altarum Institute).

Special Guests

  • Rich Jones, Executive Director, Faces and Voices of Recovery;
  • Jessica DeVrees, Executive Director, Consumer Voices are Born; and
  • Owen Dougherty, Deputy Executive Director, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse.
Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Program Areas: 
Groups audience: 
- Private group -