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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and a diverse group of national and state groups filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Timbs v. Indiana, a case wrestling with issues at the heart of civil asset… Read More
Overview With less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world – largely due to the war on… Read More
Extend your learning Learn about effective ways to address problematic opioid use and overdose. DPA has an action plan that outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and… Read More
This issue brief explains New York's new 911 Good Samaritan Law that went into effect on September 18, 2011. Enclosed is background information about overdose deaths in New York, details about the new law which seeks to… Read More
Instead of improving the safety of our communities, our marijuana laws make criminals out of millions of otherwise law-abiding people and impose a lifetime of punishment on those who are convicted. A marijuana… Read More
This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they call 911 to report an overdose.
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to seize cash, cars, real estate, or other property suspected of being connected to criminal activity. In civil forfeiture actions the property itself, rather than an… Read More
On January 1, 2013, California became the tenth state to implement a 911 Good Samaritan overdose fatality prevention law. This law is designed to encourage people to quickly seek medical care for an overdose victim by… Read More
Editorial by the Post-Standard in favor of speading the word on 911 Good Samaritan, calling it a "life-saving new law."