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Survive Your Child’s Addiction surviveyca.com
A comprehensive e-course for parents of teen or adult children struggling with addiction, ranging from the latest medical and scientific treatment to information on criminal law, what to do if your child is arrested, and how to protect yourself and your child from the horrific impact of the War on Drugs.
FreedomWorks University FreedonWorks University
– sponsored by the Allied Educational Foundation, offers a series of excellent, FREE, e-courses on topics including ‘Problems with the Justice System’, Asset Forfeiture, Sentencing, and Dealing with Juvenile Offenders.
Of Dogs and Men
Police officers shoot and kill over 10,000 pet dogs in the US every year
Top cops reveal tactics to legally take cash from Americans during traffic stops
America’s Longest War
A film about drug prohibition
The House I Live In
Tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs
Organizations Advocating Reform of Criminal Justice in Regard to the
War on Drugs
War On Us www.waronus.com
How the war on drugs is a war on all of us.
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
The nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, advancing policies that reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition. This group has offices in eight locations and an operating budget of approximately $12 million dollars with a solid track record of success at local, state and federal levels.
Address: 131 West 33rd St., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Moms United to End the War on Drugs (www.momsunited.net)
Mothers, parents and families taking a leading position to end the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are a result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies. Their mission is to stop the stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs or who are addicted to drugs. They call for halth-oriented strategies and widespread drug policy reform to stop the irresponsible waste of dollars and resources, and the devastating loss of lives and liberty.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Famm.org
A USA nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to challenge the inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws.
Contact : Families Against Mandatory Minimums
1100 H Street NW Suite 1000Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 822-6700
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Enforcement Action Partnership Leap.cc
is a 5013 non-profit, international, educational organization comprising former and current police officers, government agents and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs.
Contact: Law Enforcement Action Partnership
121 Mystic Avenue Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (781) 393-6985
8730 Georgia Avenue Ste. 300 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 565-0807
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation www.cjpf.org
CJPF’s mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy and the problems of policing on the criminal justice system. We provide information and advice to policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public through consultation, education programs, conferences, publications, the news media and the Internet. The foundation assists drug
policy reform organizations with advice on legal organization, management, outreach, research, media relations, and coalition building. CJPF also provides speakers to educational institutions and organizations of all
8730 Georgia Ave, Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Americans for Safe Access www.safeaccessnow.org
Their mission is to ensure safe and legal access to marijuana for therapeutic uses and research, using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. Their foundation, Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) trains and educates patients, advocates, health care professionals and others and provides direct legal support and
uses impact litigation to protect and expand patients’ rights.
National Office: 1806 Vernon Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20009
California Office: 770 L Street, Suite 950, Sacramento, CA 95814
Common Sense for Drug Policy (CSDP)
– a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming drug policy and expanding harm reduction. Disseminates factual information and comments on existing laws, policies and practices.
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF)
– a non-profit foundation working on innovative solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system.
Address: 8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Stop the Drug War Stop the DrugWar.org
– Works for an end to drug probibition worldwide, and an end to the “drug war” in its current form. The website states “We believe that much of the harm commonly attributed to “drugs” is really the result of placing drugs in a criminal environment. We believe the global drug war has fueled violence, civil instability, and public health crises; and that the currently prevalent arrest- and punishment-based policies toward drugs are unjust. Consistent with our goal of ending prohibition (e.g. some form of “legalization”), StoptheDrugWar.org also works toward
partial reforms of drug policy that are politically feasible in the present, including: marijuana legalization; criminal justice and policing reform; harm reduction practices such as needle exchange; demilitarization of US-driven drug policy in Latin America and other regions, and on the US borders; and availability of substances for medical use; among others. Our
primary but not exclusive emphasis is on US policies.”
P.O. Box 18402, Washington D.C. 20036
Human Rights and the Drug War http://www.hr95.org
– Dedicated to the nonviolent prisoners of the US Drug War, to their families, and to all who work for their freedom and to restore respect for all Human Rights. This organization utilizes a
multi-media project that combines the stories and photos of Drug War POWs with facts and figures about the US Drug War, to confront the conscience of the American people and encourage individuals to take action for social justice.
HRDW, P.O. Box 1716, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
– works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana — both the consumption of marijuana, and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use.
P.O. Box 77492, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. 20013
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
– non-profit research and educational organization that assists scientific study of the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana.
Address: 1215 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
National Drug Strategies Network (NDSN )
– coalition of organizations that offer information about drug control strategies. This group does not take any official positions on policy matters. The website provides a helpful diagram of organizations involved with various aspects of drug treatment, prevention, data, law enforcement, policy, civil liberties and sentencing.
November Coalition November Coalition
– Working to end drug war injustice since 1997.
282 West Astor, Colville, Washington 99114
Drug War Facts DrugWarFacts
– Based on the Drug War Facts book, this organization provides reliable, continuously updated information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues. The website offers detailed statistics, resources for questions, a newsletter, and a drug policy facts podcast.
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
– a nonprofit public-interest advocacy group that represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly. This website includes detailed state-specific information on penalties for possession, sale, or cultivation of marijuana or paraphernalia including felony vs. misdemeanor offenses, maximum fines, maximum incarceration, civil asset forfeiture laws, and miscellaneous including impact on drivers licenses.
Address: NORML and the NORML Foundation
1100 H Street, NW, Suite 830, Washington, DC 20005
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
– committed to providing education on harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process, and promoting an open, honest, and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation’s drug problems.
Address: 1011 O Street NW #1, Washington, DC 20001