Publications

A serious but largely overlooked crisis has taken root in the United States. More than 100 people die every day in the United States from a drug overdose. Overdose rates have tripled since 1990 and increased more...

This groundbreaking report contains two major findings:

The first finding comes from the survey of 222 New Jersey residents regarding their opinions on the level of seriousness (and thus punishment) of 108...

Drug Courts Are Not the Answer finds that drug courts are an ineffective and inappropriate response to drug law violations. Many, all the way up to the Obama administration, consider the continued...

Marijuana possession was decriminalized in New York in 1977. Yet since the 1990s, the New York Police Department's "marijuana arrest crusade" has led to the arrest of nearly 550,000 people for small...

Overdose deaths are an emerging public health  epidemic. Nationwide, they more than doubled between 2000 and 2006. More people died in the U.S. from overdose in 2006 than from HIV/AIDS or homicide. Significant...

The Drug Policy Alliance and the William C. Velasquez Institute have released a report that documents widespread race-based disparities in the enforcement of low-level marijuana possession laws in California. In the...

The Drug Policy Alliance and the California State Conference of the NAACP have released a report that documents widespread race-based disparities in the enforcement of low-level marijuana possession laws in...

The Drug Policy Alliance, the nation's leading organization advocating alternatives to the war on drugs, has released a report that documents widespread race-based disparities in the enforcement of low-level...

This report examines the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic and calls for immediate action to address this public health crisis. Evidence-based strategies already exist that can reduce overdose risk, protect Good...

This report is the first-ever analysis of the hidden and comprehensive costs of incarceration in New Jersey.  In addition to the cost of prison beds (the usual measure of incarceration costs), the report...

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