The charge of the DJJ Peer Support Team is to effectively recognize and respond to team members or family members who are experiencing a critical or traumatic incident. The Peer Support Team will reply by listening, referring, debriefing, and supporting those in need.
What is Peer Support?
- Peer Support is a voluntary employment assistance program that is available to all DJJ staff and immediate family members after a critical or traumatic incident.
- This program is designed to provide appropriate support to employees when personal or professional problems negatively affect their work performance, family unit, or self.
Why Peer Support?
A trained peer support team member provides emotional support during and after times of personal and professional crisis for DJJ staff who express a need for assistance.
- Peer Supporters are not professional clinicians but have an increased understanding of the stress of a career in criminal justice, additional training in dealing with people experiencing increased stress
- Peer Supporters are peers that have relevant or similar experiences.
For more information, email one of the DJJ Peer Support Team:
Or for general information about Peer Support at DJJ, email [email protected].