A 4 Day Training: Supporting People in the Criminal Justice System
November 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
IN PERSON FORENSIC PEER SPECIALIST TRAINING
Learn how to support people during their involvement in the Criminal Justice System from people who have been there. In-person, four days.
Four Days of In-depth Training Relevant for Your Work!
Monday November 8th – Thursday November 11th
9 am – 4 pm each day
RTI Empowerment Center
769 Washington Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
This training is for people who are looking to further enhance their skills and to be able to work with and assist recently Justice Involved individuals. This training:
Promotes Recovery Principles including Self-Advocacy.
Advocates for recipients of behavioral healthcare, when they are unable to advocate for themselves.
Communicates the positive aspects of Forensic [court-involved] Peer Support.
Inspires hope through shared life experiences.
Continues to educate the community about the stigma of persons who have been incarcerated and are returning back into our community.
Cost: $50 (Reduced rates available)
The trainer and lead of this training is Daryl McGraw, CEO of Formerly, Inc. Daryl not only holds first-hand experience with recovering life after being incarcerated, but has shared this wisdom and experience as a former Program Director for the Yale University Department of Psychiatry; serving as the Director of the Office of Recovery Community Affairs for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and acquiring state certifications as an Addictions Counselor, Recovery Support Specialist, and a Criminal Justice Professional. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, both from Springfield College.
Daryl also has experience in the areas of policy development, contract management and project coordination, as well as collaborating with grassroots peer-advocacy agencies and the CT Department of Corrections. Mr. McGraw is a community organizer, activist and philanthropist. He serves on several boards involving re-entry and criminal justice reform in the state of Connecticut. He consults with law enforcement, universities, policy makers, behavioral health and addiction treatment facilities who are looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in the area of criminal justice reform.