Project ECHO ®


The Deflection ECHO is a virtual learning community that provides a health-facing response to substance use that engages, deflects, and supports strong community partnerships. This collaborative focuses on bringing justice and treatment systems together for supportive community outcomes. Law enforcement, medical responders, addiction treatment providers, peers, and individuals with lived experience partner to work together to bring evidence-based solutions to substance use crises.

The ECHO sessions provide a platform to share programs and strategies between communities. “All teach, all learn” is the philosophy of the ECHO model. Participants have the support of a team and learn from the successes of others with the opportunity to contribute knowledge to the group discussion.

A public service offered by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence (CJCCoE) in NEOMED’s Department of Psychiatry through American Rescue Plan Act funding awarded by the Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Register to participate in the Deflection Echo. New registrants are welcome!

How our ECHO works.


  • Deflection 101
  • Trauma informed response
  • Research and evaluation
  • Pharmacology in SUD/AUD treatment
  • Working with families

Who this ECHO is for

  • Quick Response Teams (QRTs), LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Teams, and other community-response teams and members
  • Law enforcement
  • Peer support
  • Individuals with lived experience
  • Mental health and substance use clinicians
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Public health
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Community members

Meet the team!

Deflection ECHO Team

Deflection ECHO Team

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