People with criminal records and people who use drugs face similar but distinct challenges related to punitive policies and stigma. We work to enhance public safety and public health and find better ways to serve these populations. We are interested in programs and policies that reduce violence in our communities and improve the continuum of care for people who use drugs. We work to increase the impact and effectiveness of violence reduction programs and harm reduction services through research and support of innovative service models.
We support programs and initiatives that:
The Abell Foundation invests in community-based violence intervention and prevention organizations, cognitive behavioral therapy programs targeting those most at-risk, and hospital-based violence intervention programs. Abell has also supported interventions to obtain reliable, unbiased data to support the evaluation of these interventions.
As Maryland lawmakers consider the legalization of recreational cannabis, this Abell-funded report by the Maryland chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD-Maryland) considers the implications for public health policies. How have other states navigated these policies? What can be learned from their experiences?
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