ArticleA Peer-Driven Mentoring Case Management Community Reentry Model: An Application for Jails and PrisonsGoldstein, Earl H. MD; Warner-Robbins, Carmen MSN, RN, MDiv, FAAN; McClean, Christopher MS, MA; Macatula, Liza MSN, RN; Conklin, Richard LCSWAuthor Information Medical Services Division, San Diego Sheriff's Department, San Diego, California. (Dr Goldstein and Mr McClean, Ms Macatula, and Mr Conklin); and Welcome Home Ministries, San Diego, California (Rev. Warner-Robbins). Corresponding Author: Earl H. Goldstein, MD, Medical Services Division, San Diego Sheriff's Department, 8525 Gibbs Dr, Ste 303, San Diego, CA 92123 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors thank Sheriff William Kolender, Assistant Sheriff Al Guerin, CDR Lori Bird, and Bruce Leicht. Family & Community Health: October-December 2009 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 309-313 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3181b91f0d Buy Metrics Abstract Welcome Home Ministries (WHM) is a peer-driven reentry program for women reentering the community from jail and prison. One of the major contributing factors to a high recidivism rate is the presenting issue of co-occurring disorders stemming from early childhood abuse and trauma found in 85% of the women seeking the assistance of WHM. The peers within WHM, having experienced mental health issues, substance abuse, and incarceration themselves, identified and developed a specific reentry program for this population. This article presents the results of a yearlong study that addresses the following: (1) the issue of co-occurring disorders; (2) the impact of early childhood trauma and abuse on the rate of incarceration; (3) the outcomes for restoration and recovery; and (4) the desire of the women to give back to the community. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.