DPA Submits Amicus Brief Cosigned by AMA Supporting Attempt to Establish Supervised Consumption Site in Philadelphia 

Philadelphia, PA – Last week, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) submitted an amicus brief, which the American Medical Association (AMA) signed on to, in support of Safehouse being able to establish a supervised consumption site (SCS) in Philadelphia. The community-based organization is currently fending off an appeal by the federal government in the Third Circuit […]

Elevating the Conversation Around COVID-19 & Drug Policy

Drug Policy Alliance Hits Record Number of Registrations, Centering Cutting Edge Conversations in Upcoming National Webinars New York, NY – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance announced the latest in their COVID-19 Webinar Series, exploring the intersection of drug policy and COVID-19. While the initial four webinars focused on areas that DPA is already known for—decarceration, […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Killing of Carlos Ingraham Lopez by Police When Responding to “Disorderly Conduct” Call Involving Drug Use

When Police Respond to Drug Use, Too Often Black & Brown People End up Hurt or Dead. It’s Time to Divest from Police Towards Humane & Compassionate Health-Centered Services New York, NY – In response to body cam footage released Wednesday of the April 2020 police killing of Carlos Ingraham Lopez in Tucson, Arizona – […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez by Police When Responding to “Disorderly Conduct” Call Involving Drug Use

When Police Respond to Drug Use, Too Often Black & Brown People End up Hurt or Dead. It’s Time to Divest from Police Towards Humane & Compassionate Health-Centered Services New York, NY – In response to body cam footage released Wednesday of the April 2020 police killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez in Tucson, Arizona – […]

DPA Leads Coalition of National Organizations Calling for an End to the Trump Administration’s Use of the DEA to Surveil Protestors & a Congressional DEA Oversight Hearing

Peaceful Protests do not Justify the Aggressive Overreaction, Militarization, and Attempts to Suppress Protected Speech and Assembly Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance led a coalition of national organizations in a letter to Congress supporting House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) in their call […]

New Brief Finds NYPD Enforcement of Low-Level Broken Windows Offenses Accounts for Huge Department Expenditures, is Marked by Extreme Racial Disparities

Amid explicit racism in enforcement and unprecedented budget shortfalls, NYC must redirect $1 billion of NYPD FY21 budget to impacted communities New York, NY — New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD’s policing activities and […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Tim Scott Senate Police Bill

Congress Must Give Us Something More Than Empty Promises Washington, D.C. – In response to Senate Republicans introducing their own police “reform” bill, the JUSTICE Act, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), released the following statement: “To call this bill a ‘police reform’ is disingenuous. What we […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Trump Executive Order on Policing

Congress Must Finish the Job White House Failed to Do Washington, D.C. – In response to Trump signing an executive order today on policing, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), released the following statement: “While we are encouraged to see the president is acknowledging the issue […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Trump Activating DEA, CBP & Other Paramilitary Federal Agencies and Threatening Military Intervention in Response to George Floyd Protests

We Cannot Meet Pleas for Justice with More State-Sponsored Violence Washington, D.C. – In response to the Trump Administration activating the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other paramilitary federal agencies to support police in suppressing the widespread lawful protests over the killing of George Floyd, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office […]

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