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New Directions DC: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy

June 17, 2010 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Join us for the first-ever full day conference on drug policy reform on Capitol Hill. The event will bring together a host of disciplines — public health, law enforcement, stakeholders, advocates, and treatment providers — to discuss what it really means to get serious about treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue.

Sanho Tree, IPS fellow and director of the Drug Policy project, will be speaking on a panel entitled “The War at Home.” Other panelists include:

Moderator: Chris Collins, Vice President and Director of Public Policy, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research

John Carnevale, Ph.D., President , Carnevale Associates LLC

Radley Balko, Senior Editor, Reason Magazine

Lorenzo Jones, Executive Director, A Better Way Foundation

Lynn Paltrow, Founder and Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women

This program has been approved by Metro DC Chapter, NASW, for seven hours of continuing education credit for social workers.

Partners: A Better Way Foundation; AIDS Action; American Medical Student Association; Break the Chains; Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project; DRCNet Foundation; Exponents; Harm Reduction Coalition; H.I.P.S. (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive); Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools; Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative; Institute for Policy Studies, Drug Policy Project; Justice Policy Institute; Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; NAACP; National African American Drug Policy Coalition; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Advocates for Pregnant Women; PreventionWorks!; Reality House, Inc; Safe Streets Arts Foundation; Students for Sensible Drug Policy; The Sentencing Project.

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June 17, 2010
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC United States
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