Georgia's Forensic Peer Mentoring Project, established in 2015, provides support, linkage, and care coordination to promote the successful community reintegration of adults with behavioral health diagnoses returning to the community following incarceration.
Forensic Peer Mentors have had personal lived experience with the criminal justice system. The Forensic Peer Mentor works with returning citizens/participants who are within 3-18 months of their release date/tentative parole month. They work together onsite within an assigned state correctional facility, or in a Georgia Day Reporting Center, as well as in the community after release. The Forensic Peer Mentor provides support, including linkage and assistance in developing transportation plans to community services to facilitate access to entitlements, community based behavioral health supports and other services.
The Ready 4 Reentry Forensic Peer Mentor Training Program provides Certified Peer Specialists the tools, skills, and resources to support Georgia's returning citizens. Learn more about Forensic Peer Mentoring at our website.