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Report July 10, 2024

Report: “Disrupt and Vilify”: The War on Immigrants Inside the U.S. War on Drugs

A new joint report from Human Rights Watch and the Drug Policy Alliance shows thousands of people are being deported every year for drug offenses that in many cases no longer exist under state laws, harming and separating immigrant families.

Fact Sheet June 28, 2024

Fact Sheet: The Impact of the Overdose Crisis on Black Communities in the United States

Recognizing racial disparities in overdose deaths can help develop effective policy solutions. Read our fact sheet to learn about overdose death trends among the Black community, along with policy recommendations and strategies for how we can save lives.

June 7, 2024

Drug War Dragnet: Surveillance, Criminalization, and Drug War Logic within and beyond Community Supervision

Fact Sheet May 20, 2024

Fact Sheet: Key Considerations for Regulating Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs)

Overdose prevention centers (OPCs) are interventions designed to reduce the potential risks of drug use, including overdose and unwanted public use. This resource details key considerations for regulating OPCs, with the primary takeaway from focus groups being that OPCs should be given the flexibility to adapt their programs and policies to fit the needs of the communities served.

Fact Sheet April 17, 2024

Fact Sheet: Clearing the Legal Path for Overdose Prevention Centers in the United States

The overdose crisis has killed more than one million people since 1999. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our political leaders have stood in the way of one proven public health intervention to prevent overdose deaths: overdose prevention centers. This resource outlines the current status and path forward to clear the way for these life-saving centers in the U.S..

Fact Sheet February 28, 2024

Oregon’s Measure 110: What Really Happened.

In 2020, Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved Ballot Measure 110, making Oregon the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs. But in 2024, drug possession was recriminalized after an intense disinformation campaign. Learn what really happened.

Fact Sheet January 31, 2024

Fact Sheet: The Real Causes and Solutions to Public Suffering, Including Public Drug Use

We’re all concerned about public suffering and want real solutions. Worsening health, increasing poverty and houselessness is the direct result of decades of underinvestment in public systems, disinvestment in particular communities, and the erosion of the social safety net. Effective solutions focus on health, provide a full continuum of care, and centralize community responses.

Report October 18, 2023

Framework: Building Black Feminist Visions to End the Drug War

A framework for building a transnational Black feminist agenda to end the drug war.

Report September 14, 2023

Toolkit: Protecting Our Communities

We all want and deserve healthy and safe communities. The safest places in America have access to the things people need to thrive, such as jobs, education, housing, and health care. They do not have more police, more jails, more prisons, or harsher sentences. We need to fully fund what is proven to create safer, thriving neighborhoods.

Fact Sheet August 23, 2023

Principles of Non-Police Response to Drug Use Concerns and Emergencies

It’s time we move away from policing as the solution to our community challenges. To make communities healthier and safer, we need to invest in non-police, trauma informed responses that address acute behavioral health issues and other social matters.

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