Spotlight: Darrell Simpson

The “Spotlight” series by Peer Perspectives highlights the hard work done by staff, volunteers, and affiliates within the Strength In Peers network. We recently interviewed Darrell Simpson.

Simpson is the Reentry Case Manager. His work with participants includes creating goal-oriented transitions plans based on their individual needs. Some examples of these needs are employment, transportation, housing, access to public benefits, and mental and physical health. Since March 2016, Simpson has been with Strength In Peers, working to assist participants with their plans and providing support.

1. What would be the title of your autobiography?

Ummm… I Can Explain

2. When you have free-time, what do you like to do?

I love to play golf and poker and enjoy reading and playing Playstation.

3. What is your favorite quote?

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” (Arthur Conan Doyle)

4. How would you define success?

Professional success to me is witnessing a client achieve self-efficacy, maintain positive relationships, and remain free of rearrest and re-incarceration.

5. What is your favorite thing about working with the reentry program?

We have an excellent team of committed professionals dedicated to making a difference in our community. I enjoy the interaction and perspectives gained from my colleagues.