PI: Hank Arnold, CADC, CPS-AD
Amount: $149,997
Timeline: Mar. 2023 - Mar. 2025
Area: Payer and Provider Strategies
Cohort: Community-Driven Responses to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Overdose Mortality

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Parent Elected Peer Advocate Program

Coweta FORCE (Friends of Recovery for Community Empowerment) is a recovery community organization in Georgia’s Coweta County that provides no-cost support services ranging from peer coaching and education to employment assistance. With funding from FORE, Coweta FORCE will create a Parent Elected Peer Advocate (PEPA) program to support parents with OUD and/or substance use disorder involved in Juvenile (Family) Court proceedings. A peer coach will work with parents to help them achieve and maintain recovery, navigate their case plan, and provide support during court appearances with the aim of facilitating family reunifications.