Peer Support Roles Across the Sequential Intercept Model is a two-page tool, developed by Policy Research Associates, that provides an overview of how people with lived experience, or peers, can provide support to individuals in contact with the criminal justice system at each intercept of the Sequential Intercept Model.

There is substantial and growing evidence that engaging peers leads to better behavioral health and criminal justice outcomes. Peers are commonly found working in the community or with service providers, and stakeholders should consider how peers can be best effective within the criminal justice system. This resource was designed to identify a host of roles that peers can play, both as staff and volunteers, across the Sequential Intercept Model. In addition to the broad outline, local examples are provided to highlight peers who are working with law enforcement, courts and attorneys, jails and prisons, reentry services, and community corrections across the United States.

  • Associated Mappings:
    • Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops
    • Roles of People with Lived Experience and their Involvement in Systems 

This resource was first shared in 2020.