Peer Reentry Leadership Academy

Sheriff's Department Peer Reentry Leadership Academy

A training academy for formerly incarcerated individuals

About Peer THE Reentry Leadership Academy

The Sheriff’s Department Peer Reentry Leadership Academy is a leadership training academy intended to benefit those who have lived experience as a formerly incarcerated person and those currently incarcerated at a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department detention and/or reentry facility. The program was created by the Sheriff’s Department and is facilitated by NHA leadership staff. Peer Leaders who successfully complete the Leadership Academy may be invited by the Sheriff’s Department to deliver speaking engagements to incarcerated individuals in San Diego County Detention Facilities.


Eligible individuals are identified and referred to NHA by the Sheriff’s Department. Participants qualify for a stipend after successful completion of the Leadership Academy.


  • Program orientation and enrollment.
  • Training and coaching on various topics related to recovery and reentry.
  • Skill training, including giving presentations and speaking engagements.
  • Transportation assistance to speaking engagements.
  • Referrals to community services, if needed.


Services are provided at no cost to participants.

contact details

Our Offices

Peer ReEntry Leadership Academy

Senior Executive Director: Andrea Dauber-Griffin, Ph.D. 
Address: 5473 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 987-3339

Business hours

Monday – Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.