Office of Peer Support

Peer Support was created within the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in 2008 as an intervention program for officers dealing with both personal and professional crisis. The program began by training officers on how to help fellow officers experiencing a crisis.

Once trained, certified peer members work their regular assignments and are available as a confidential source for other officers. The Peer Support Department is currently working on training additional members throughout the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

The program has been a success. It expanded in 2012 to include a neutral site at Oak Forest Hospital and now it is housed in Harvey, Il.. Presently, the program utilizes a two-prong approach, trained peer members offering supportive resources in the field, and a Harvey location providing a safe space for individual counseling with a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, therapeutic groups, training initiatives and special programs for CCSO employees, their families, and retirees.

As part of a wellness initiative introduced by Sheriff Thomas Dart, Peer Support is continually developing new programs to meet the needs of Sheriff’s Office employees.

Peer Support is located at:
15948 S. Halsted Street
Harvey, Illinois 60426

Contact numbers:

Main Office: 708-633-2588