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fPS Training

Alongside the advocacy work we do, PMHCA has a selection of trainings that are outstanding. There are trainings for mental health professionals, peer professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about mental health and recovery. We pride ourselves in the creation of a learning environment that is safe, comfortable, and effective. For most trainings offered, there is an in person, virtual, or hybrid ability. If you have questions about listed trainings or are interested in scheduling, please email

Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System: Forensic Peer Support

Peer Support within the Criminal Justice System (FPS) offers a person-centered, strength-based support system offered to individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring challenges becomes involved in the justice system. This curriculum is structured based on the Sequential Intercept Model with initial contact with law enforcement all the way through re-entry into the community after release from incarceration.

What does a Forensic Peer do?

  • Support people during their involvement during the criminal justice system
  • Promote recovery principles including self-advocacy
  • Advocate for recipients of behavioral health care when they are unable to advocate for themselves
  • Educate all stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System about Mental Health Recovery
  • Inspire hope through shared life experiences 

Appropriate setting for Forensic Peer Support

  • Crisis Intervention Teams
  • State Hospitals
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Jails/Prisons
  • Courts/Specialty Courts
  • Halfway Houses
  • Mental Health Offices
  • Community Settings

Time: 3-day Training or 18-hours

Number of People: 30

  •  On April 3rd thru April 5th, 2023 PMHCA will hold a Training of Trainers for Forensic Peer Support Class in person at the PMHCA Office at 2551 Walnut Street in Harrisburg. Cost is $270 for members and $300 for non-members. Seats are limited! This is PCB approved for 18 hours of CEUs!    Register Now!!!
  • On August 2nd thru August 4th, 2023 PMHCA will hold a Peer Support Within The Criminal Justice System Training virtually on zoom. Cost is $270 for members and $300 for non-members.        Register Now!

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