Harm Reduction Advocates, Murphy Administration, & Mayor Baraka Launch National Memorial as Overdose Deaths Climb to an All-Time High

Today on International Overdose Awareness Day, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Department of Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman, and Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli joined Vital Strategies and advocates from Newark Community Street Team and the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition to unveil the first installation of a traveling national Overdose Memorial. Located at Newark … Read more

Cannabis revenue should be used to repair harms of the drug war

New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission is hosting public hearings on how revenue from the Social Equity Excise Fee should be used. Learn more about how to testify here, and check out talking points on equitable investments here. Below is testimony from New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition’s Jenna Mellor recommending how revenue from the cannabis Social Equity … Read more

Statement: Abolish the Drug War Coalition reacts to Biden Administration’s latest effort to curb the overdose crisis

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of $30 million in harm reduction funding to support states and organizations who are responding to the nation’s devastating overdose crisis, members of Abolish the Drug War—New Jersey, a coalition of New Jersey drug war survivors, families, faith leaders, and advocacy organizations, released the following statement. Caitlin O’Neill, … Read more