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ENROLLMENT CLOSED: Phoenix: Forensic Peer & Family Support - Breaking Down the Barriers


  • Connections AZ - Phoenix Memorial Healthcare Plaza 1201 S 7th Ave; Suite #150 Phoenix, AZ USA (map)

In this two-day course, Peer and Family Support employees will gain invaluable knowledge and develop critical intervention skills to support individuals re-entering the community after incarceration.

After this course, you will be able to...

  • Illustrate how peer and family support can effectively help reduce recidivism by facilitating successful reentry of the individuals served

  • Outline the workings of the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions available to peer and family support at various points of contact

  • Analyze the unique challenges and opportunities of reentry after incarceration

  • Interpret the nuances culture and demographics have on providing peer and family support

  • Explain the relationship between trauma-informed care and involvement in the criminal justice system

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in an individual's forensic history

  • Determine the importance of intervention at the moment of release

  • Formulate how to support individuals as they navigate their interactions with courts, judges, law enforcement, parole, and legal representation

  • Distinguish how to best support individuals in their relationships with friends and family