Chanel Dupree

Director of Recovery Support Services

Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources

Chanel Dupree is the Director of Recovery Support Services for the Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services. With more than 15 years of experience working with vulnerable children and families, Chanel provides leadership to a passionate and diverse team who are committed to providing support to those with a substance use disorder and the people who are in their lives. In partnership with the community, she creates, coordinates, and implements all peer recovery support services provided by the agency, including services provided at area hospitals, the Bergen County Jail, with all levels of law enforcement and in the community. Chanel holds a BA in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.


Workshop Session 4

Front Line Collaborations: Peer Recovery Support and Law Enforcement

Both Peer Recovery Support Services and Law Enforcement are responding on the front lines to the opioid Epidemic, recognizing that substance use disorder impacts the community on multiple levels including public health and public safety. In this session, we will highlight the collaborative approach between peer recovery support services and law enforcement agencies working together, to ensure equitable access to recovery support within the communities they serve. We will look at how the programs are meeting the unique needs of the community, the successes, the challenges, and how a network of professionals are utilizing best practices to reshape the landscape of recovery support accessibility in the state of NJ. With the assistance of federal and state funding, some counties are continuing to operate traditional, arrest-based programs, while others have chosen to proactively link individuals living with substance use disorder to treatment and/or recovery services through non-arrest modules such as mobile vehicles, on-scene response teams, Superior Court or Municipal Court programs, and direct “boots on the ground” outreach to localized areas and to those identified as most at-risk of overdosing. The Panel Discussion is with leaders working within these collaborative programs between peer recovery support services and law enforcement within New Jersey. All Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these valuable resources and their impact on communities while interacting with the panelists.


This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC





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