Greenhope advocates a more humane and effective drug policy which does not
posit incarceration as the sole solution to the medical, emotional, social and
economic problems facing women addicted to drugs. A 1997 RAND Drug Policy Research
Center Study concluded that drug treatment reduces 15 times more drug related
crime than mandatory minimum sentences.
Greenhope is committed to the creation of intelligent and compassionate
drug policy reform that gives credence to the transformative power of
rehabilitation and honors the resilience of the human spirit. Women
who have an addiction problem need treatment, not incarceration, so
that they can move on to lead productive, fruitful lives and become
nurturing and effective parents to their children.