We're SHIFT Wellness

Supporting Heroes In mental health Foundational Training


SHIFT Wellness

Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) was developed by The Innocent Justice Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). With a team made up of globally recognized mental health professionals and Internet Crimes Against Children Commanders, SHIFT aims to help exposed individuals and supporting mental health professionals work together to mitigate the negative effects of viewing child abuse images.

Educate individuals and improves their ability to prevent and mitigate negative effects associated with exposure to child sexual exploitation and abuse materials

To train mental health professionals on child sexual exploitation and abuse, its effects, vicarious trauma (VT) and proven effective treatment methods

To train mental health professionals and law enforcement trainers to conduct regional and local SHIFT training

Conduct training of advanced topics for exposed individuals live at conferences and via web based education


The Innocent Justice Foundation is 501(c)(3) charitable organization that leverages offers training and resources to support justice and other professionals that can help rescue millions of sexually abused American children and prevent future abuse. We take requests from law enforcement agencies nationwide battling on the front lines to protect innocents, give justice to abused children, take predators off the streets, and make our neighborhoods safe again.


The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families. OJJDP administers the Internet Crimes Against Children task force program nationwide.



Beth A. Medina
CEO / Program Director

Jill Collins
Program Manager

Michele Sippel
Program Coordinator


Alan Flora

Anthony M. Maez

Carol Brusca

David Frattare

Eric Oldenburg

Jean McAllister

Kevin Albanese

Kris Carlson

Matt Kail

Rachel Murdock

Shelly Pinomaki

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