Reducing Justice Involvement For People with Mental Illness.

Forensic Peer Support Resources

Statewide Forensic Peer Support Specialist Program: A Collaborative effort between Drexel University Psychology Dept., Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education (BHE), the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA), and the Center of Excellence.
About the program: This 18 month initiative began in July 2010 and is funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) in cooperation with the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). The project goal is to establish a Statewide Forensic Peer Support Program serving justice-involved individuals with mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Please click here for more information, including contact information to request peer support specialist training in your county.

Click here for a PowerPoint Presentation that details what Forensic Peer Support is and how it can be used in different organizations.

Click here for an excel spreadsheet offering examples of FPS integration at each intercept.

Click here to visit the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition Website.


Forensic Peer Support Trainers In PA
  • Map of PA counties indicating availability of forensic peer support trainers.