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SHIELD offers customized training in the following content areas:

Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Prosecution, Public Defense, Courts, Community Supervision, and Corrections.


Trainings are led by a peer in the field and a harm reduction professional. By training together, the facilitators provide key tools and information on how to access resources within your office as well as local and statewide programs that can support lasting change. 


SHIELD's skills-based learning is delivered peer-to-peer by the SHIELD training team, which is led by a retired police chief and includes research staff at Northeastern University and public health experts.

Unlike off-the-shelf trainings, the SHIELD team customizes the curriculum to your department and personnel needs. By providing local information and resources, your employees will be able to immediately operationalize the SHIELD tools.

Trainings can be held in-person or virtually to accommodate any size audience and reach as many people as possible. We ask all participants to complete a short pre and post-survey to provide data and feedback so we may continue to improve the curriculum, develop the evidence base, and provide the most salient training to your personnel.

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