In 2019, Continuity Consulting launched the Youth Peer Mentor Program with the Department of Juvenile Justice to train justice-involved youth to provide recovery support to peers and assist them with their substance use and rehabilitative challenges.
Continuity Consulting is expanding the Youth Peer Mentor Program to include transitional age youth and other justice-involved youth throughout California. Continuity Consulting will deliver a modified program using a hybrid model of asynchronous training, video mentoring, and an interactive, online community.
This project receives funding from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
For additional information:
- Watch the short video of interviews with program instructors, mentors, Department of Juvenile Justice staff, and Youth Peer Mentor cohort 1 graduates.
- Read the article from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- View the 2021 Youth Peer Mentor Program Annual Report.