American Civil Liberties Union: Washington Drug Policy Reform and Pre-booking Diversion

Through legislation, litigation, and public education, the ACLU aims to protect individual civil liberties, such as the personal use of drugs and sexual freedoms. The Riverstyx Foundation supports the ACLU of Washington to develop sensible alternatives to a costly, harmful, and ineffective war on non-violent drug and sexual offenders, by taking a public health approach to reducing associated harms. Such projects include promoting legislation to decriminalize personal drug use, and developing models (as in Portugal) and partnerships to allow diversion of non-violent offenders to needed services, as opposed to prison.