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New Report Highlights Outcomes of the Youth Peer Mentor Program

The Youth Peer Mentor Program (YPMP), one of the youth-focused initiatives of California’s MAT Expansion Project, recently released a final report on the program’s outcomes and accomplishments over the past year. Continuity Consulting (CCI) launched YPMP in 2019 with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to train justice-involved youth to provide substance use recovery support to their peers, through mindfulness-based interventions. The program also helps youth peer mentors prepare for certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or Registered Alcohol or Drug Technician. As a next step, the Youth Peer Mentor Program plans to expand programming to new locations, including drug courts and schools. Read more about the program, and the newly trained youth peer mentors, here.