Browsing Category 'Drug Policy'

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On October 6th, VOCAL-NY and the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project will be releasing our new report, Beyond Methadone: Improving Health and Empowering Patients in Opioid Treatment Programs. Beyond Methadone will be officially released to media, elected officials and the community on Thursday, October 6th at 11am at 250 Broadway (19th Fl.) in Manhattan. […]

Watch the video and read the full post online at NY1. Here’s an excerpt of the interview with VOCAL-NY community Organizer Alfredo Carrasquillo: Last year, 27-year old Alfredo Carrasquillo was walking on the street near his apartment in Harlem when he ran into two police officers. “A police officer runs up on me and asks […]

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No one should be afraid to call 911 to save a life, but the war on drugs has made people afraid to do that in the case of an overdose. VOCAL-NY members will be delivering a letter to NYPD Commissioner Kelly at One Police Plaza on International Overdose Awareness Day urging him to work with […]

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On June 17th, VOCAL-NY members marked the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s declaration of a “War on Drugs” with protests in the state capitol to demand an exit strategy. We encouraged passage of legislation that would help address the negative consequences of the drug war, including proposed laws that would prevent unlawful arrests for marijuana possession […]

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  Released on January 29th, 2010, Stuck in the System: Expanding Syringe Access by Reconciling the Penal Code with the Public Health Law documents research findings based on surveys and one-on-one interviews with participants in syringe access programs. Through this research, VOCAL-NY Users Union members sought to explore the impact of the New York State Penal Code and law […]