Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling Act or the COPS Counseling Act
This bill sets forth requirements related to peer support counseling programs. A peer support counseling program is a program provided by a law enforcement agency that provides counseling services from a peer support specialist to a law enforcement officer of the agency.
Among other things, the bill does the following:
- generally prohibits the disclosure of the contents of a peer support communication, and
- requires the Department of Justice to develop best practices and professional standards for peer support counseling programs.