This Coalition is a unique collaborative initiative and endeavor to address the problem of drug abuse in the African American community with each member organization contributing distinct intellectual content, practices and procedures for eradicating the deleterious societal effects of drug abuse. Further, coalition members, by and through their respective missions, share a common desire for the implementation of policies and practices related to drug abuse that:
· Enhance public health.
· Reduce crime and improve public safety and order.
· Embrace the protection of the Nation’s children.
· Promote the wise and efficient use of scarce public resources.
“The National African American Drug Policy Coalition is a coalition of pre-eminent African American professional organizations united to promote drug policies and laws that embrace the public health nature of drug abuse and provide a more effective and humane approach to address the chronic societal problem of drug abuse”