Rehabilitation Programs Division
Peer Recovery Support Services
To encourage offenders to follow a path that will bring many recovery minded individuals to the forefront of supporting others in recovery by providing peer recovery support services.
The focus of the program is to develop qualified Peer Recovery Support Specialists to work within the correctional and community substance abuse treatment setting.
Select offenders who are on a program facility, who meet specific qualifications, may attend a Peer Recovery Support Services class. The class focuses on recovery issues and how they can help others in recovery utilizing their own experiential knowledge.
When the offender has completed the 46 hour training, they may apply for a Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification through the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals
After an offender obtains their certification, they may come back to the criminal justice setting as a volunteer or be qualified to work as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist in a community based program.
THERE ARE NO TRAINING CLASSES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME – Keep checking back for available classes and enrollment information.
If you have been released from the State Jail Division and are interested in attending the 26 hr recovery coach class – Please send an email to Simon.Beardsley@tdcj.texas.gov. Please include all relevant contact information and we will notify you of any upcoming classes.
Texas Recovery Initiative – Criminal Justice Population Resource Guide
The guide was developed to assist individuals who provide Recovery Support Services (RSS) in identifying statewide services for the criminal justice population. The guide assists peer recovery specialists by linking those in recovery to positive recovery services throughout the state of Texas.
If you are a treatment provider and wish to be added to our resource guide – please send an email with all relevant information to: Simon.Beardsley@tdcj.texas.gov.
Simon Beardsley, PRSS, IPRS
Program Supervisor V
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77340
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