Work by JIE Alum Helen Skipper wins SAMHSA Recovery Innovation Challenge

As part of her work with the NY Justice Peer Initiative, JIE Alum Helen “Skip” Skipper has won the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Recovery Innovation Challenge. The Challenge identifies innovations developed by peer-run or community-based organizations, and entities that may partner with them—such as local or state governments, health systems, hospitals, or health plans—that advance recovery.

CASES and the NY Justice Peer Initiative

The Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services (CASES) is one of New York City’s leading providers of pretrial services, alternative-to-incarceration programs, and mental health services for youth and adults with mental health treatment needs who have become involved in the criminal legal system (CLS). We are pleased to share the story of our efforts to advance recovery for people impacted by the CLS in this joint application with the NY Justice Peer Initiative.