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Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System

  • Wed, April 27, 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Fri, April 29, 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Skills of Central PA 200 Shady Lane Philipsburg PA 16866
  • 2



“Forensic Peer Specialists embody the potential for recovery for people who confront the dual stigmas associated with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement” (Davidson and Rowe, 2008)


This continuing education opportunity is designed to enhance the capacity of Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Specialists to fulfill a serious gap in supportive services for justice involved individuals.

Grounded in the philosophy of peer support services, this training uses a mutual-learning approach and dialogue-driven process to develop understanding of the impact of forensic involvement and introduces the Sequential Intercept Model as a tool to highlight the unique needs of individuals and discover resources necessary to effectively navigate within and beyond the criminal justice system.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training participants will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Use lived experiences as an example of recovery and resiliency
  • Identify and advocate for the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system
  • Assist an individual in navigating service systems (mental health, criminal justice, etc.)
  • Model self-advocacy such that an individual learns how-to advocate for himself/herself
  • Support the individual's journey toward achieving personal recovery goals

Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

Facilitators: Jason Rilogio and Keith Elders

What: Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System

When: April 27 - 29, 8:30am – 4:00pm


Skills of Central PA

200 Shady Lane Philipsburg PA 16866

Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

Cost: Free

Please Note: As much as possible, we will be following all current COVID-19 recommendations including face masks and distancing. We will also take other precautionary measures to make the space as safe as possible. 

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