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Report February 10, 2018

Best Practices for Democratizing Research for Researchers and Community Groups

Through panel discussions and workshop activities, attendees examined how researchers can best engage and collaborate with community-based organizations and people who use drugs in ways that are ethical and respectful of their expertise.

Report, Video November 6, 2017

An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane

This report examines one strategy – “drug-induced homicide” – that the evidence suggests is intensifying, rather than helping, the problem and calls for leaders to turn toward proven measures to address rapidly increasing rates of overdose deaths.

Report, Video October 18, 2016

White Faces, Black Lives: Race and Reparative Justice in the Era of a “Gentler War on Drugs”

Historically, when a “drug problem” is seen as affecting primarily Black and Brown communities, government intervention focuses on law enforcement. Over the past 40 years, this has resulted in the incarceration of massive, unprecedented numbers of people, primarily people of color.

Report April 20, 2015

Above the Law: An Investigation of Civil Asset Forfeiture in California

The 2015 report Above the Law: An Investigation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuses in California is a multi-year, comprehensive look at asset forfeiture abuses in California. It reveals the troubling extent to which law enforcement agencies have violated state and federal law.

Report March 21, 2011

Drug Courts Are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use

The 2011 report Drug Courts Are Not the Answer finds that drug courts are an ineffective and inappropriate response to drug law violations. It calls for reducing the role of the criminal justice system in responding to drug use by expanding demonstrated health approaches, including harm reduction and drug treatment, and by working toward the removal of criminal penalties for drug use.

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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