Peer Support Behind Bars in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) is providing cutting-edge services to address the increasing needs for mental health services for inmates by instituting one of the first comprehensive Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPS) programs in a prison setting in the United States. The DOC, under the leadership of Secretary John Wetzel, has made significant strides toward improving mental health care for incarcerated individuals with mental illness. Implementation of the CPS program has far exceeded expectations and is in part responsible for changing the culture around how incarcerated individuals are viewed.

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