Peer Counseling

LIQUID COURAGE

We have all seen alcohol used as liquid courage on television — the high-class lawyer takes a drink during lunch just before going into the courtroom for closing remarks. We […] Read More »

DO YOU KNOW …

I do not think anyone will argue with the statement that drinking alcohol is a large part of law enforcement culture. The consumption of alcohol occurs to socialize and celebrate. […] Read More »

HOW DO YOU LOVE?

The amount of love you feel for that special someone in your life can sometimes be different than the way that special someone feels and perceives that love from you. […] Read More »

Community Partnerships Bureau

The blazing heat of the sun was unrelenting as we stood in the shadow of an industrial building. The lifeless body of a young man lay on the sidewalk a […] Read More »

UNEXPECTED GIFTS

Thinking back over the course of the last two years, I have been struck by the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves. As a result of the pandemic, we […] Read More »

YOUR SOBER JOURNEY

Have you ever tried to stop drinking, but at every turn, someone is pushing a drink into your hand? As a newly sober person, you will encounter hurdles and life […] Read More »

THROUGH THE FIRE

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, […] Read More »

LIGHTS IN YOUR MIRROR

You wake up cold on a mattress that you recognize from custody. Your belt and shoestrings are missing. You see blueish fluorescent lighting glowing in the small room, and the […] Read More »

ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

What is “assertive communication”? Why is it important, and how do we even go about doing it? Assertive communication helps us express our views in a calm, firm, direct and […] Read More »