Incorporating Peer Recovery Support into Treatment Courts

Practice Guidelines for Treatment Court Professionals

These practice guidelines provide treatment court professionals with a working understanding of the value of peer support and a framework for successfully integrating peer recovery support specialists into the treatment court setting. These guidelines support various stages of integrating peer recovery support services, including planning, implementation, and maintenance. They apply to adult drug treatment courts, impaired driving treatment courts, hybrid courts, opioid intervention courts, veterans treatment courts, and co-occurring courts.

The guidelines are informed by the Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services and the National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors, and reflect commonly accepted practices at this time.


Tara Kunkel, M.S.W., Rulo Strategies
Jacqueline van Wormer, Ph.D., Director, Center for Advancing Justice, All Rise

Date: 2023