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A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

This toolkit is useful for line and elected prosecutors, as well as other criminal justice stakeholders interested in a less punitive approach to people who use drugs.

This guide provides prosecutors with a set of evidence-based strategies and best practices grounded in harm reduction and racial justice, and encourages prosecutors to take a less punitive approach to drug prosecution, offering actionable alternatives to traditional prosecution practices through post-conviction. This resource also includes seven videos featuring people with lived experience, experts on public health and drug policy, and prosecutors; they share their perspectives and experiences advancing practices that reduce the harms of punitive drug policy.