Summary: S.3434 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate (05/14/2020)

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.