Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Education Fund (LEAP)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 121 Mystic Avenue, Suite 7, Medford, MA 02155 USA
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Website: http://http\\www.leap.cc
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Criminal Justice
Short description:
LEAP was created to give voice to law-enforcers who know the U.S. war on drugs has failed and who wish to reduce the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction, without destroying generations of our young by arrest and imprisonment, by ending drug prohibition. In five years LEAP increased from the five founding police officers to a membership of 10,000, across the United States and in 90 other countries, which is fitting since U.S. drug policy has ramifications that affect the entire world. All 85 LEAP speakers are former drug-warriors; police, judges, prosecutors, parole, probation, and corrections officers, DEA and FBI agents. LEAP has made nearly 4,000 presentations around the world to civic, professional, educational, and religious organizations, and about 80 percent of our audience agrees with us after they hear the truth about the unintended negative consequences of the war on drugs.
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