New Jersey

Marijuana Reform

Unequal application of the law and other harms of marijuana prohibition affect millions of New Jerseyans every year. DPA led the campaign to pass legislation which created New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. We are currently working on the New Solutions Marijuana Reform Campaign to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol for adults in New Jersey.

Learn more about our marijuana reform campaign.

Harm Reduction

DPA is working to reduce the harms associated with drug use and ineffective drug policies in New Jersey. Since 2003, we have successfully advocated for policies to prevent opioid overdose and expand access to life-saving sterile syringes that protect against HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne diseases.
Our current priorities include expanding access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, supporting the growth of the syringe access programs in New Jersey, and preventing the spread of Hepatitis C.

Criminal Justice Reform

The New Solutions Campaign in New Jersey was launched in 2008 in an effort to address the economically unsustainable and counterproductive consequences of excessive rates of incarceration in New Jersey. Our first victory was the repeal of some of New Jersey’s harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, which were tearing apart minority communities, unnecessarily straining our prison system and wasting enormous amounts of taxpayer money.  Read our report, “Wasting Money, Wasting Lives: Calculating the Hidden Costs of Incarceration in New Jersey” and learn more about winning drug free zone reform.

The Campaign is currently advocating for a number of reforms designed to restore fundamental fairness to the justice system, eliminate racial disparities in administration and enforcement, reduce crime, restore public safety and save taxpayer money.  To learn more, click here.

Join us in advocating for fair and effective criminal sentencing and stronger families and communities.