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May 27, 2020

Peer-Centered Programming: Building Recovery Capital

As peer practitioners move into a variety of roles in the criminal justice system, practice-based evidence and emerging research show the importance of recovery capital to overall personal recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). This session focuses on how supervisors and administrative staff members can:

  • Set a programmatic context that encompasses a person-centered approach.
  • Recognize the relevance of medical and social models of recovery to building personal recovery capital.
  • Identify common challenges and explore potential solutions for integrating criminal justice systems with professional and peer services that promote recovery and offense desistance (PROD).
  • Explore various available recovery capital assessment tools.
  • Describe the steps necessary for building your organization’s capacity to support peers in building recovery capital.


Our presenters have a broad range of experience developing and implementing person-centered peer support mechanisms and building recovery capital in criminal justice settings:

  • Susan Broderick, J.D., founder and CEO of Building Bridges to Recovery and senior attorney with the National District Attorney’s Association
  • George Braucht, M.S., LPC, CPCS, and CARES, cofounder and lead facilitator of the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Academy
  • David Whitesock, J.D., M.A., Chief Innovation Officer, Face It TOGETHER

To view a PDF version of the slide deck that was used during this presentation, click here.

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