The purpose of Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative (PRSSMI) is to advance the inclusion of peer recovery support services in jurisdictions’ portfolios of substance abuse intervention and treatment strategies. PRSSMI participants are matched to an experienced “mentor site” program that provides consultation and support through virtual learning sessions and an on-site visit. Mentor sites are experienced collaborators with first responders, law enforcement, courts, jails, prisons, and community corrections to help people suffering from substance use disorder to achieve and maintain recovery from addiction.
Law enforcement and other first responders are on the front lines of addressing illicit substance use and misuse. The Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative provides communities interested in starting diversion and/or referral programs the opportunity to learn from established programs through on-site observation and peer-to-peer exchanges.
The purpose of the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Peer Mentor Program is to elevate, communicate, and leverage OFR promising practices while building bridges between nascent teams and those with demonstrated success. The OFR Peer Mentor Program provides a unique opportunity to learn the application and practice of OFR from experienced peers.
OFR peer mentor sites serve as models for individuals and teams interested in starting a program or for more established programs interested in learning innovative practices.
Indiana’s OFR program is managed by the Indiana
Department of Health and is a county-level OFR
program established in 2018. It is currently funded
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) Overdose Data to Action grant.
Utah’s OFR is managed by the Utah Department of
Health and is a state-level OFR established in 2017.
It is currently funded by the CDC Overdose Data to
Action grant with Opioid Response Strategy (ORS)