Sonya R Davis BS, CPRS
Center for Family Services
As a Patient Navigator with Center For Family Services OORP program, Sonya connect clients to resources, supervise Peers and fulfill administrative duties. In her capacity as Navigator with Operation Helping Hand, she works with Camden county police officers and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist linking people to treatment resources, and managing data and reports. Sonya has been with Center For Family Services for over 3 years. During this time, and has been instrumental in developing policy and procedures to help the OORP program flourish. With working with Operation Helping for 2 years; during this time, they have made contact with over 140 people, helping them to begin their recovery journey. Sonya is a mother of three adult children and grandmother of 3 beautiful grandchildren. Sonya has noted her as her greatest accomplishment.
“After my children, my greatest joy in life is helping people better their lives. I am grateful that my role as Patient Navigator allows me to assist people in my community.”
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