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Who is this program for?

Incarcerated people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or co-occurring drug & alcohol disorder.

It costs approximately $25,000 per year to incarcerate an individual in a federal prison.  Unfortunately, recidivism is extremely high, with 67% of ex-offenders being re-arrested within 3 years of their release from prison.  

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Grapevine Center’s Forensic Peer Support Program  is specifically intended to tackle and head off recidivism by helping people with mental health issues and/or co-occurring drug & alcohol disorders, reintegrate into the community after their release from prison.

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Feeling Stuck and Worried About Your Future?

drowningOur team of Certified Peer Specialists — our Forensic Peer Support Team — go into the prisons to consult with you.  

We can be a valuable resource for dealing with life in prisons, and can teach coping skills if desired;   however, the main objective is to prepare you for re-entry into the community.

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questionsThe re-entry process into the community can be overwhelming.  Our Forensic Peer Support team empowers  you, their Peers to identify and actively  develop your personal goals and objectives.  

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Your Forensic Peer and you will  search together for the resources you need to:

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  •  obtain adequate housing 

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  • obtain a source of income

* Apply for Social Security,

  • Apply for medical benefits & get your meds
  • Obtain transportation to vans_transportationand from parole 

We can also help with certain individualized, custom needs, such as appearing with you in court; directing you to obtain the education you need to succeed in life, etc.

The aim of this program is to support Peers in prison, so that when they are released , their basic needs are planned and provided for; and wellness and recovery goals are established and met, so that recidivism is greatly diminished.  

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We want to help YOU  to live a fulfilling, meaningful life outside of the prisons!

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Let us be the bridge from where you are to where you want to be.
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10 thoughts on “Forensic Peer Support

  1. I just got my CPSS but i want to get into the forensic peer support, but im having no luck finding a training program here. The need is here but im just stuck. Anyone or advice is welcome.

  2. Hello I’M a certified peer specialist, but my journey will not stop here I want to become a valuable Forensic Peer Specialist. I know there’s a great need to help those that’s incarcerated to give them a chance to have a better life and stop recidivism if only one person at a time.

    1. Check out our Homepage for links in the sidebar for CPS Training.
      Once you are trained and certified as a Certified Peer Specialist, you can be employed by the Grapevine Center or anyone else as a Forensic Peer.
      You will get further training on the job.

  3. message to al lane can get the grape vine peer specialist mail a eticket to ups Henderson nv boulder gity hywy nv. 89015 my name is lee oesterling iam missing December threw augest benefit check 709.25 and 269.49 every month can u get them to put the money in a bank account from regions bank its a checking account iwill pay you 400.00 dollars to get the check in the account lee oesterling

    1. Sure Lee, we can send you a ticket to come home. Please see Laura at The UPS store as she agreed to help me get it to you. Remember I will need the day and time you want to leave to buy the ticket. So please see Laura and we will get this worked out.
      Al

  4. I am currently an certified peer specialist employed by the dept of veterans affairs. I would like to attend this training as I work with veterans in the criminal justice system.

    1. Check out our Homepage for links in the sidebar for CPS Training.
      Once you are trained and certified as a Certified Peer Specialist, you can be employed by the Grapevine Center or anyone else as a Forensic Peer.

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