Who and What ALLEAPS is:
- Structure of ALLEAPS: Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS): This non-profit organization is under the leadership of Dr. Tim Faulk and is an approved 501-C3 cooperation. ALLEAPS maintains the overall operation of LEAPS in the state of Alabama. ALLEAPS provides the organizational structure of the website and related matters. ALLEAPS has a Board of Directors, and a Certified Public Accountant monitors any and all funds.
- Implementation of ALLEAPS: Alabama is already divided into seven federally recognized regions by the Department of Homeland Security.
• These seven regions have been adopted by ALEA and have been utilized for resource management since 2015.
• ALLEAPS in Alabama will function under seven Regional Coordinators from varying law enforcement agencies.
• A regionally-based coordinator will increase efficiency and provide a rapid response to peer support events.
• Regional control is more personal, trusted, and effective than a large bureaucracy.
What is peer support and how you can help.
This is a multi-faceted approach using first responders to provide support for fellow first responders.
- Law Enforcement Officers/Conservation/Marine/Air
In order to be a certified first responder one is required to take a 32 hour class and interact in practice defusing situations. Upon satisfactory completion the recipient is granted a certificate that must be renewed each year. This program has a track record of being highly successful in example areas as the following:
- Peer Recovery (Officer Down, surgeries, problematic situations due to injury)
STANDARD OF CARE (Defined/Explained)
Opportunity for Improvement
- Defused Situations
- Defused Impact
- Reductions in Hospitalizations for mental health/addiction problems
- Reductions in suicides
- Reductions in ‘symptom’ distress
- Improvement of social support
- Improvements in first responder quality of life
- Improvements in family understanding
- Evidence based practice
Currently you can help by making a donation and Thank You for visiting ALLEAPS website.