The Public Defender Corporation Recovery Coach Project utilizes the special training and skills of peer recovery coaches working in public defender corporations to intervene into the substance use needs of public defender clients at the earliest stage of the criminal legal process. Peer recovery coaches arrange for substance use treatment opportunities immediately upon a client's release from incarceration to reduce overdose risk and promote linkage to treatment. The peer recovery coaches are employed by the public defender corporations where they work and receive referrals from public defenders to ensure the attorneys can focus on the legal case while the recovery coaches can address the underlying root causes of their criminal offenses. Peer recovery coaches also follow up with clients at 6-, 12-, and 18-months after referral to offer clients ongoing support and encouragement for sustained recovery and successful reentry into the community.
(Screen-reader friendly PDF version - Recovery Coach Project Infographic 2021)
(Screen-reader friendly PDF version - Recovery Coach Project Infographic 2020)