Training & Technical Assistance

PIRE utilizes its significant knowledge base to train and assist other organizations and groups to achieve their goals through effective public health and safety strategies. PIRE has a rich history of providing training and technical assistance to enable and enhance the implementation of policies, practices and programs that can prevent problems and increase well-being.

A number of senior staff in PIRE's Calverton Center manage large-scale training and technical assistance initiatives. One is the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This project provides science-based, practical and effective training and technical assistance to states, law enforcement agencies and community groups that are working to reduce underage access to alcohol. Instructional materials, training and technical assistance on best practices are provided in a variety of formats, including a website, teleconferences and regional and national conferences.

Selected Projects

Literature Review for BBBSA in support of Humana Foundation grant
Principal Investigator: Kirsten Thompson
Sponsor: BBBSA
06/10/14 - 08/31/14


Prevention of Prescription Abuse in the Workplace Technical Assistance Center (PPAW)
Principal Investigator: Ted Miller
09/15/15 - 09/14/16


Responsible Retailing Program for Alcohol Retailers
Principal Investigator: Joel Grube
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (subcontract from Responsible Retailing Forum- Field Services)
10/01/12 - 02/29/16


Special Training and Technical Assistance
Principal Investigator: Aidan J. Moore
03/01/12 - 09/30/13