There are five main aims of the accreditation program. These are presented in the table below.

Purpose CAPRSS will:
1. Increase public confidence, and confidence within the field, in the quality of peer services.
promote the legitimization and efficacy of services
highlight potential and positive recovery outcomes of peer support
demonstrate the ability to ensure ethical practice and supervision
encourage utilization and development of promising and evidence-based practices
highlight the quality, efficacy, value, and/or scientific and empirical basis of peer services
2. Improve the performance of organizations and programs providing peer services by setting and measuring the achievement of standards.
ensure standards for RCOs and peer programs are established by RCOs and peer programs of host organizations
embed quality assurance and quality improvement protocols in standards
define and clarify peer supports/services and service roles
3. Encourage RCOs and peer programs to build capacity and infrastructure.
increase capacity of RCOs and programs to provide peer services that reflect the strengths and needs of geographic and cultural communities being served
strengthen staff (both paid and volunteer) workforce development
maintain the integrity of peer programs, including peer processes, principles, values, and ethics
increase the ability of programs to generate sustainable revenue, including third-party reimbursement
increase ability of programs to develop responsible fiscal and business practices
4. Increase accountability of peer services providers to funders, the public, and the field.
attract the recognition of funders, other stakeholders
establish and legitimize authentic peer recovery positions in addictions workforce
5. Increase access to recovery supports for people seeking and in long-term recovery, for those served and those providing services.
increase the number of organizations equipped to deliver PRSS
increase availability, scope, and outreach of PRSS
increase recovery capital for individuals, families, and communities
include measures to promote recovery for those served

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