CIT in Action
May 2008: Vol. 3, Issue 5
Feature Story: Forensic Peer Specialists: A Workforce for the Future
Contributor: LaVerne D. Miller, Esq.
Since 1994, the Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center has trained mental health consumers to work in human services. The Center’s mission is to increase the recruitment, hiring, retention, and integration of peer staff in the workforce. In 2001, the Center started the STARR Program, Steps to a Renewed Reality Forensic Peer Specialist Training Program, the nation’s first program to train consumers with histories of incarceration to work in human services. Most of our graduates work as forensic peer specialists in programs providing services to other consumers with histories of incarceration. They work in diversion and reentry programs as well as other agencies providing services to this targeted population. (more…)
Advocacy Spotlight: CIT Grant-Writing Template
This template is designed to help you describe the structure of your CIT program. Please feel free to copy, paste and alter the text.
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News and Announcements
NAMI National Convention To Feature CIT
CIT National Conference: Call for Presentations Extended
Vermont Legislature Passes Justice Reinvestment Act
Justice Center Seeks Four Law Enforcement Agencies to Serve as Reentry Learning Sites
Unique Award Presented to Kellie Meyer and NAMI Indiana
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