DPA Publication

$75 Million a Year: The Cost of New York City's Marijuana Possession Arrests

March 15, 2011
Levine, Harry G. and Loren Siegel - Marijuana Arrest Research Project
Commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance

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 amounts of marijuana.

The Ally

December 29, 2016
Drug Policy Alliance

The Ally is the Drug Policy Alliance's member newsletter. We love to hear from our members – if you have questions or feedback, contact The Ally at newsletter [at] drugpolicy [dot] org.

About Methadone and Buprenorphine

July 1, 2006
Holly Catania, JD

The ideal resource for anyone interested in learning about methadone maintenance therapy and buprenorphine therapy, this booklet was designed for treatment providers, people in recovery, and their families.

Drug Policy Alliance 10 Year Review

August 1, 2005
Drug Policy Alliance

An overview of the groudbreaking work of the Drug Policy Alliance since 1995.

Alabama Prison Crisis

October 1, 2005
Judith Greene and Kevin Pranis
A Justice Strategies Report Commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance

This report, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, found that the rapid growth in Alabama’s prison population - which currently ranks fifth nationally - was fueled by the incarceration of people convicted of non-violent offenses, primarily drug and property violations.

California Drug Policy Heroes and Zeroes

November 10, 2005
Backes, Glenn and Leverenz, Nikos
Commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance

Evaluation of members of the California Legislature is based on several criteria. Chief among them is whether a member has a consistent voting record for legislation that has a positively impact on drug policy in California. However, other factors were also considered, including significant signal of political courage in support of common-sense reforms.

Making Sense of Student Drug Testing

January 6, 2006
Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU Drug Law Reform Project

The experts agree, and the evidence is clear! Random drug testing does not reduce drug use among young people. Spending extra millions on testing students' urine will only destroy relationships between youth and adults. This booklet demonstrates the key flaws in random student drug testing and outlines promising alternatives to the invasive and expensive practice.

Treatment Instead of Prisons: A Roadmap for Sentencing and Correctional Policy in Wisconsin

January 30, 2006
Justice Strategies
Commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance

Subtitled "A Roadmap for Sentencing and Correctional Policy Reform in Wisconsin" and commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, this report finds that Wisconsin policymakers could generate savings of four dollars for each dollar invested while achieving significant reductions in recidivism and substance abuse.

2006 Drug Policy Reform Congressional Voter Guide

January 31, 2006
Piper, Bill
Drug Policy Alliance

A nonpartisan tool for gauging members of Congress on their commitment to reforming failed U.S. drug policies. It covers key drug policy votes and related legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives during 2005.

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