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Ending the New Jim Crow

  1. 1. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC 16 November 2013 Co-sponsors: BOOM! Health, Bronx Defenders, Center for Community Alternatives, Center for Constitutional Rights, Community Health Services of Staten Island, Family Services of New York, Inc., Harm Reduction Coalition, Justice Committee, Lower East Harm Reduction Center, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Communities for Change, New York Harm Reduction Educators, Picture the Homeless, Safe Horizon/Streetwork Project, Washington Heights Corner Project Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  2. 2. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC • 40 Years • $1 Trillion • 45 million arrests Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  3. 3. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Over the last 40 years, the official drug policy of the both the U.S. and NYC has been the war on drugs. This war has failed to improve health and safety in our communities, and has led to criminalizing health issues, mass incarceration, rising overdose deaths, disease transmission, lack of access to healthcare and education, fiscal waste, violations of civil rights and civil liberties, the school-to-prison pipeline, and appalling racial disparities. The war on drugs is the New Jim Crow. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  4. 4. While reform is needed in Albany and D.C., many problems can be fixed at the City level. It’s time for a new approach to our drug policies, based in public health and safety, where government is -coordinating efforts across agencies -ending racially biased policing -reducing barriers to treatment and services -promoting effective prevention education -addressing collateral consequences -identifying and reducing fiscal waste Ending the New stigma, and more -ending Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  5. 5. What should be the future of drug policy in NYC? Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  6. 6. Breakout! •How do we reduce the harm associated with drug misuse? •How do we reduce the role of the criminal justice system in our drug policies? •How do we promote health-based solutions? Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  7. 7. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
  8. 8. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013
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  10. 10. Ending the New Jim Crow: Mapping the Future of Drug Policy in NYC Talking Transition | 16 November 2013

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