Implementing Forensic Peer Services in Reentry

Second Chance Month
April 2023

Behavioral Health

Implementing Forensic Peer Services in Reentry

Implementing Forensic Peer Services in Reentry webinar slide

April 4, 2023

This webinar discussed the role of a forensic peer specialist and how to implement a forensic peer services model in multiple criminal justice settings for people who have mental health conditions. The webinar featured speakers from the Hawaii Department of Health, which received funding through the FY19 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders grant program, to share insights on how they developed their forensic peer specialist program to support individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders and have continued to expand the program.

Moderated by Allison Upton, Deputy Program Director with the CSG Justice Center, and Tasha Aikens, Policy Advisor with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, presenters for this webinar include: