FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY PUBLICATIONS
This document is a companion to Faces & Voices Policy Position Paper on Criminal Justice Recovery Advocacy. It describes ways that recovery community organizations and recovery advocates can partner with allies at the local, state and federal levels to advocate for criminal justice policy reform.
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Developing an Accreditation System for Organizations and Programs Providing Peer Recovery Support Services
In the last ten years, recovery community organizations (RCOs) have proliferated throughout the United States. Many of these organizations have grown and matured and demonstrated leadership in their towns, counties, and states, as well as on the national landscape. They have become major hubs for recovery advocacy: mobilizing recovery constituencies of individuals, families and allies; affecting public policy; conducting community education, and becoming players in systems change initiatives. Many RCOs have also been pioneers in the establishment of peer recovery support services (PRSS). Faces & Voices of Recovery, along with key recovery community leaders and allied stakeholders, believes that a strong focus on RCOs as a major vehicle for delivering PRSS will ensure qualities of peer integrity and keep them grounded in a recovery community context.
Recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs benefits everyone – families, friends, neighbors, and the person who gets into recovery. It is a reality for millions of Americans of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and economic and social classes. We must accord dignity to people with addiction and recognize that there is no one path to recovery.