The purpose of this project was to write a grant to fund a peer advocate program to address the needs of the parole and probation population. A peer advocate program is presented to encourage, link, and provide accessibility of mental health services more effectively to offenders being released from jails and prisons. The target population in the project will be recently released inmates on parole and on probation in Los Angeles County, in the state of California, who currently are receiving mental health outpatient services at the host agency, Telecare. Current review of the literature demonstrates successful peer-run programs and the need for future peer advocate programs involving offenders and mental health services. A search for funders included consultation with colleagues and internet database searches. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was selected as the potential funder for the peer advocate program. It was not a requirement to actually submit this grant application, or secure funding, for successful completion of this thesis project.
|Advisor:||Jennings, Lisa K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Mental health, Parole, Peer advocate program, Probation|
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