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The frontier of peer support moves to our jails and courts

March 15, 2015
by Ron Manderscheid
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Peer support in our jails and courts represents a vast new frontier for the peer community.  Because the involvement of persons with behavioral health conditions in our county and city jails is now at the forefront of our national dialogue (i.e., the National Association of Counties and the Council of State Governments have begun a national initiative to reduce the prevalence of mental illness and co-morbidity in county jails), the time is very appropriate to begin this much-needed work.    



Ron Manderscheid

Exec. Dir., NACBHDD and NARMH

Ron Manderscheid


Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of County...

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