You Are Not Alone — Drug Possession Decriminalization

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. YANA staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $30,000 to You Are Not Alone (YANA), via Ohio Voice, to support a national mobilization effort to decriminalize drug possession. Our criminal justice reform team believes YANA’s work could help reduce incarceration levels and generate public support for the implementation of more measured responses to drug use.

This falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

In March 2021, the grantee returned a portion of the fundsCHAR(59) due to shifting circumstances on the ground, You Are Not Alone was unable to do the work originally covered by our funding.