CRSS Provider Workbook

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Provider Workbook

At the beginning of June 2018, the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health released the CRSS Provider Workbook. If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to take time to review this valuable resource. This workbook was developed for providers, with input from providers across the state, through focus groups and individual provider interviews, to assist in thoughtful consideration of various aspects involved in developing, establishing and sustaining positions for CRSS professionals within the mental health workforce.

The CRSS Provider Workbook is designed for providers that are either interested in starting a new program with CRSS on staff or those who already have an established program and are seeking to enhance or improve upon the groundwork already laid.

The Table of Contents is listed here for quick reference:


The CRSS Provider Workbook is available online at or