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Finding Solutions to the Opioid Crisis: Drug Decriminalization and a Public Health Approach to Drug Policy

[webinar description forthcoming]

The Yale Program in Addiction Medicine welcomes Maritza Perez, JD, (Drug Policy Alliance) to discuss decriminalization and ending the War on Drugs.

Maritza Perez, JD, is the Director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, DC, where she leads the organization’s federal legislative agenda and strategy. Previously, she served as Senior Policy Analyst for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress (CAP), as Legislative Staff Attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and before that, as Soros Justice Fellow, advocating for policies to end mass incarceration. She currently serves on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect for the city of Washington, DC and sits on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC and the American Constitution Society (Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter).

This event is part of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine's Finding Solutions for the Opioid Crisis speaker series made possible by generous support from the Sandgaard Foundation.


  • Drug Policy Alliance

    Maritza Perez, JD
    Director, National Affairs



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Lectures and Seminars
Jul 202113Tuesday
12:00 PM1:30 PM