Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is an international organization of students in about 300 chapters working on a broad range of drug policy and criminal justice policy reforms. SSDP has lobbied for ending mandatory minimum sentencing and to support clemency for low-level and non-violent drug offenders. SSDP has been a leader in promoting "Good Samaritan" policies on university campuses, in state laws, and as police and prosecutor policy. SSDP chapters work with university health programs to provide credible and authoritative information about the effects and dangers of drugs and risky behaviors.
SSDP has an in-depth program to train students in the key skills of advocacy and public policy -- from organizing students, managing an organization, fundraising, media affairs, and policy advocacy to legislative bodies. SSDP alumni go on to the most prestigious graduate schools and the most competitive workplaces well-trained and seasoned.
Find out what SSDP is accomplishing at the SSDP FAQ page.
Executive Director Eric E. Sterling has been on the national Board of Directors of SSDP since 2004, and often speaks to SSDP chapter and at its conferences.
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