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About the Stepping Up Initiative

Forsyth County's response to the national Stepping Up and Call to Action effort to reduce the number of adults with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails and decrease recidivism.

  • The Forsyth County Stepping Up Initiative houses two programs: Stepping Up Process to End Recidivism (SUPER) and the Mental Health Court (MHC).
  • The SUPER program focuses on those who are incarcerated in the Forsyth County Detention Center. SUPER provides screening, transition planning, support, and case management to men and women who have mental health or substance use disorders.
  • The MHC program is a court supervised treatment program for offenders who have been identified as having a mental illness and have agreed to participate in the program. MHC is a pre-plea court and all charges are dismissed once a participant graduates from the program.


Peer Support Conference and Celebration

The Fifth Annual Global Peer Support Conference and Celebration was held Oct. 17 to acknowledge the important role Peer Support Specialists play in helping peers who are struggling with mental health, substance use, and trauma in their recovery process.

The event was held at Goodwill Industries on University Parkway. It featured remarks from Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough and County Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt, keynote speeches from Delton Russell and Ron Clark, and a panel on peer support. The Celebration was sponsored by the Forsyth County Stepping Up Initiative, Goodwill Industries, Cardinal Innovations and Green Tree Peer Center.

About Us

Forsyth County's response to the national Stepping Up and Call to Action effort to reduce the number of adults with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails and decrease recidivism.

Our Contacts

201 North Chestnut Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 703-2606
(336) 748-3912 FAX