Elizabeth Thompson, Policy Coordinator, New Jersey
Elizabeth Thompson is a Policy Coordinator in the New Jersey office of the Drug Policy Alliance. She engages in legislative advocacy and public education efforts concerning criminal justice reform, harm reduction, and medical marijuana. Thompson received her B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Temple University's Beasley School of Law. Her initial interest in drug policy reform grew out of her experience as a recovering heroin addict; Thompson is especially committed to sentencing reform and the removal of criminal penalties for drug use and addiction.