Evaluation: Texas Department of State Health Services Re-Entry Peer Support Project (Rider 73)



The Mental Health Peer Support Re-entry Pilot Project was conceptualized to leverage peer experiences to empower justice-involved persons to successfully transition from jail into communities. These formerly justice-involved individuals, Certified Peer Support (CPS) specialists, facilitate participant engagement in community-based mental health programs and services. The long-term goal of this project is to enhance the re-entry process through continuity of care, decrease recidivism rates, and promote substance abuse and mental health recovery.

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