Jolene Forman

Staff Attorney

Jolene Forman is a staff attorney with the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of legal affairs. She engages in legislative and initiative drafting, policy advocacy, litigation, and public education in support of drug policy reform.

Forman received her earned J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, M.Sc. in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her B.A. with honors in Psychology and Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Since joining DPA, Forman has authored multiple pieces of state legislation, including marijuana legalization and racial and ethnic impact statement bills. She has also drafted amicus briefs challenging draconian drug laws that are applied to people who sell drugs and pregnant women who use drugs. In addition, Forman has written several reports for DPA, including analyses of racially disparate drug arrests in California.  

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