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Although government agencies, nonprofit organizations, clinicians, and advocates have made great strides in reducing harm from substance use, they are often hindered by laws and policies that reflect an outdated, punitive-focused approach to drugs and individuals who use them. Attend this webinar to learn about jail diversion and access to treatment, legal aid, naloxone distribution, and other critical programs and policies to help people with substance use disorder. Continuing legal education credits will be offered with this webinar.

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By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about health and other issues faced by people with substance use disorder.
  • Learn about evidence-based and community-led harm reduction practice.
  • Learn about law and policy opportunities and barriers to implementing interventions.
  • Hear about successes and lessons learned from different harm reduction programs and strategies.


  • Corey Davis, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law—Southeastern Region Office and Director of the Network for Public Health Law Harm Reduction Legal Project


  • Brad Ray, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, Wayne State University
  • Elizabeth Oliva, PhD, National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Coordinator, Veterans Health Administration
  • Mairead O’Reilly, JD, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

This webinar is made possible through support from Arnold Ventures.

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.