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Uprooting the Drug War

“Uprooting the Drug War'' is a series of reports and related materials from the Drug Policy Alliance that expose the insidious ways the drug war has taken root in six critical systems: education, employment, housing, child welfare, immigration, and public benefits.?

Punishment for drug use is not limited to the criminal legal system. It is deeply rooted in the policies of various civil systems where people meet the drug war on a daily basis. The drug war has twisted and warped the systems we depend on, doling out punishment instead of assistance. This project is a call to action for all of us to work together, across movements, to fully extract the drug war and its culture of criminalization and punishment from our lives.

Uprooting the Drug War

What’s included?

  • Read all six reports to learn how the drug war has taken root in the education, employment, housing, child welfare, immigration, and public benefits systems, examining federal and New York law as case examples.?
  • View the snapshots to get a brief overview of how the drug war shows up in these systems on a national level.?
  • Use our advocacy assessment tools to evaluate the drug war policies and practices in your community.
Criminal Justice Reform
Drug Decriminalization
Mass Criminalization
Race and the Drug War
Strengthening Families
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