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.

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Annie Keener