After the War on Drugs: Udi Ofer Paves a Path to Healing

Udi Ofer (’01), Deputy National Political Director of the ACLU and Director of the ACLU’s Justice Division, contributed an opinion to The Hill discussing the failures of the war on drugs and the mandate voters presented to the incoming Biden-Harris administration to rectify them (“50 Years after the Start of the War on Drugs, Americans Have a Chance to Fix the Harm It Created,” Nov. 16). “[V]oters across the country approved every ballot measure on scaling back the war on drugs. . . . Today, policymakers and the public alike are increasingly adopting approaches that treat substance use as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice one. . . . The Biden-Harris administration can begin healing our nation by moving decisively on this issue and beginning to repair the harm caused by 50 years of this failed war.”