Drugs Courts: A Fresh Approach or a Continuation of the Old Paradigm?
Are Drugs Courts a Viable Alternative to Prison or Just Another Problem?Voices
Drug courts offer court-supervised drug treatment for people who might otherwise be sent to jail or prison. While finding alternatives to jail is an honorable undertaking, are drug courts a fresh approach or just a new version of the old paradigm?
A diverse panel discusses lessons learned from the U.S. drug courts and their implications for the change in criminal justice practice around the world.
- Rick Jones, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
- Jim Parsons, Vera Institute of Justice
- Elaine Pawlowski, parent advocate and retired educator
- Jason Cherkis, investigative reporter, Huffington Post
- Denise Tomasini-Joshi, (moderator) Open Society Foundations
Rest in Peace
Remembering David Rothman, a Liberator and Pioneer
Rothman, a scholar-advocate of the highest order who had a profound influence on Open Society, wrote on a wide array of subjects concerning ethics and medicine, and helped free thousands of people from involuntary institutionalization.
End the Drug War
Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.
A Decade of Progress
Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Roma Health
First established in 2008, the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved. More than a decade later, there’s no doubt it worked.