The Latest News from Our Field

We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.

Re: 'California Does Not Need Any More Marijuana Users'

Paul Armentano contends that America's current marijuana "prohibitionist policies" are built upon false premises -- and "not effectively dissuading either access or use."

RWJF: Local Funding Partnerships Against Violence

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking to partner with local grantmakers to fund projects that reduce violence in specific racial, ethnic, tribal, gender or sexually based, or rural/frontier communities.

Underage Drinking Grants Target Air Force

The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award grants of up to $500,000 under its 2009 Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program: Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking.

Funding for Research on Alcohol, Mental Health, AIDS

Applications are now being accepted for Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders, AIDS and Alcohol Use Disorders, research grants funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH).

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for the 2009 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center Grants, intended to improve treatment and other services to children who have experienced traumatic events.

$1 Billion in Recovery Funds for Community Services Block Grant

Community-based nonprofits can tap into an extra $1 billion in funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) -- part of the funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

2010 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Planned in Arizona

Backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, medical-marijuana advocates in Arizona plan to submit a ballot proposal to the state that would legalize marijuana for medical use.

Former Prosecutor Named U.S. 'Border Czar'

Alan Bersin, who served as a federal prosecutor in the Clinton administration, has been named the Obama administration's 'border czar.'
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