We work towards a drug policy that is based on knowledge and research. Punishment is not the way to help those with a drug problem.

 
 
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OUR MESSAGE

We are an association consisting of current and former employees within the law sector. We work towards developing new solutions where punishment has been shown to have a bad or rather aggravating effect.

 

A NEW DRUG POLICY

The war on drugs have been raging for nearly 50 years, but we have yet to see a decrease in the use and sale of drugs. The war, on the other hand, has lead to major social problems, something that has been shown to increase drug use in the affected parts of the population.

 

Membership

We will soon offer two types of membership outside of Norway: full membership for current or former employees in the law sector, and a supporting membership for everyone else who share our views and want to help create a more knowledge-based drug policy.

 

 
 

The War on Drugs have been raging for nearly 50 years, but we have not see a decrease in the use and sale of drugs.

 
 
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Why?

The war on drugs have been raging for nearly 50 years, but we have yet to see a decrease in the use and sale of drugs. The war, on the other hand, has lead to major social problems, something that has been shown to increase drug use in the affected parts of the population. Many people also lose their way in this society because of social distress and isolation, and many of these choose to escape their problems with drugs.

It has been proven that stricter criminal justice just acts against its intended purpose. Therefore, our goal is to establish organizations with a common goal in all Scandinavic countries. We are also confident that there still will be a need for innovative thinking in sectors like the police, customs and the correctional services, even after a new drug policy eventually is conducted.

 
 
 

Who we are?

We are an organization in an international network consisting of former and currently serving employees in the law sector (i.e. the police, correctional services, prosecution authority, and others) that seek new solutions where punishment has shown to fail or aggravate already existing problems. The name of the organization LEAP was originally Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

The name alludes to an area where new solutions has been sought: more precisely the drug policy.

Illegal drug use is still one of the biggest social problems the police are set to handle, but we think the police is an unsuitable authority to be responsible for something that essentially is a health problem.

 

 
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What do we want?

 
 

Support, don't punish

We want to work towards a drug policy reform by informing about alternatives to the current expulsion of the most vulnerable people in our society. In addition we want to promote solutions based on care and help instead of stigmatizing and criminalizing

 

 

A drug policy based on knowledge

This is a vicious cycle, and the drug related problems in our society has  tendency to be amplified by using the police as enforcers for an outdated policy. In LEAP we wish to show you that there exists an exit out of this situation. It has been proven that stricter criminal justice only acts against its own purpose. Therefore, our goal is to establish organizations with a common goal in all Scandinavic countries. We are also confident that there still will be a need for innovative thinking in sectors like the police, customs and the correctional services, even after a new drug policy eventually is conducted. 

 

 

Strict regulation

The war on drugs have been raging for nearly 50 years, but we have yet to see a decrease in the use and sale of drugs. The war, on the other hand, has lead to major social problems, something that has been shown to increase drug use in the affected parts of the population. Many people also lose their way in this society because of social distress and isolation, and many of these choose to escape their problems with drugs.

 

 

Reduce abuse

In 2001 Portugal defied the rest of the worlds narrative of using force to fight drug problems, by decriminalizing drug use. Many in the drug prevention sector in Norway and the rest of the world predicted that the country would collapse into a black hole of social problems and moral decline. The results proved them all wrong.  Portugal  despite their limited economic resources,  managed to do something no one else could dream of. Drug problems was drastically reduced, drug users found their way to the job market and the overdose statistics dropped drastically.

 

 
 
 
 

LEAP Skandinavia is therefore an organization that is here to stay for years to come - contact us if you want to help.