Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.

National Campaigns

Count the Costs: A collaborative project between a range of organisations that, while representing a diverse range of expertise and viewpoints, share a desire to reduce the unintended costs of the war on drugs.

Crack the Disparity: A coalition of groups working together to end the crack in our justice system – the disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine sentences.

We are working with DPA to expand the victory of getting the NYPD to modify its stop and frisk policy to other states.

Get Involved

If you have law enforcement experience and would like to be a LEAP speaker, or if you would like to help book a LEAP speaker, please contact

If you would like to volunteer or intern for LEAP, please contact

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