“All you need is one person walking beside you–it makes all the difference”Changed Choices Client
In 2019, the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology published a qualitative study on Peer Re-Entry Specialists. The study looked at how peers’ lived experiences were useful in building quick connection and trust.
Changed Choices continually sees the benefits of peer to peer support, and we hear weekly stories of how clients in the community are lifting up newly released women. Whether it’s helping a woman learn technology like cell phones and tablets or making connections to job opportunities, peer to peer support makes all the difference.