Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Criminal Justice

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
E-Mail: feedback form
PO Box 2310
National Capitol Station
Washington, DC 20013-2310
Phone: 202-789-2126
"CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens.CURE's two goals are(1) to use prisons only for those who have to be in them (2) and for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around." (http://www.curenational.org --> Mission)
Coalition for Federal Sentening Reform
see National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (below)
60th Percentile Drug Policy Alliance
E-Mail: dc@drugpolicy.org
925 15th St. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-216-0035
Fax: 202-216-0803
"Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization working to broaden the public debate on drug policy and to promote realistic alternatives to the war on drugs based on science, compassion, health and human rights....The guiding principle of the Alliance is harm reduction, an alternative approach to drug policy and treatment that focuses on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition." (http://www.drugpolicy.org/about/)
  Drug Reform Coordination Network
E-Mail: drcnet@drcnet.org
1623 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-293-8340
Fax: 202-293-8344
"The Drug Reform Coordination Network's founding purpose is to stop the chaos and violence of the illegal drug trade, end the bondage of mass incarceration suffered by hundreds of thousands of nonviolent offenders, stem the spread of deadly epidemic disease, secure the right of patients to appropriate medical treatment, restore Constitutional protections and ensure just treatment under the law for all....DRCNet opposes the prison-building frenzy and supports rational policies consistent with the principles of peace, justice, freedom, compassion and truth. Each of these has been compromised in the name of the Drug War." (http://www.drcnet.org/aboutdrc/mission.html)
  Drug Watch International
PO Box 45218
Omaha, NE 68145-0218
Phone: 402-384-9212
"The illegal or harmful use of psychoactive or addictive drugs is a major threat to all world communities and to future generations. Drug Watch International is a network of prevention experts and community volunteers from a wide range of professions whose mission is to help assure a healthier and safer world through drug prevention efforts by: providing accurate information on both illicit and harmful psychoactive substances; promoting sound drug policies based on scientific research; and opposing efforts to legalize or decriminalize drugs." (http://www.drugwatch.org/mission_and_philosophy.htm)
  Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation
E-Mail: famm@famm.org
1612 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202-822-6700
Fax: 202-822-6704
"Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws. FAMM promotes sentencing policies that give judges the discretion to distinguish between defendants and fit the punishment to the crime." (http://www.famm.org/)
The Justice Project
E-Mail: info@thejusticeproject.org
1025 Vermont Ave NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-638-6056
"The Justice Project is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to fighting injustice and to creating a more humane and just world. Founders of The Justice Project are veterans of war who have risked their lives fighting injustice. Their military experiences left them with an understanding of human suffering and a desire to leave a legacy of fairness for future generations. TJP's current programs are the Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform and Veterans for America." (http://www.thejusticeproject.org/about/)
Law Enforcement Alliance of America
5538 Port Royal Rd. Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-847-2677
Fax: 703-556-6485
"The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense."
60th Percentile Marijuana Policy Project
E-Mail: info@mpp.org
Address: PO Box 77492
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20013
Fax: 202-232-0442
"The Marijuana Policy Project works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana -- both the consumption of marijuana, and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use. MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison. To this end, MPP focuses on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors." (http://www.mpp.org/about.html)
30th Percentile Mothers Against Drunk Driving
E-Mail: Feedback Form
511 E John Carpenter Frwy, Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 800-GET-MADD, 214-744-6233
Fax: 972-869-2206/07
"We are determined to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking." (http://www.madd.org/aboutus/)
  National Center on Institutions & Alternatives
3125 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: 703-684-0373
Fax: 703-684-6037
"Educating the general public on the benefits of alternative sentencing for first-time, non-violent offenders and general sentencing guidelines is paramount to NCIA. In addition, NCIA works with attorneys and judges across the country to provide assistance in death penalty cases and help reform stringent Federal Sentencing Guidelines." (http://www.sentencing.org/advind.cfm)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1633 Q St. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-745-1211
Fax: 202-745-0088
TTY: 202-745-2042
"The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives." (http://www.ncadv.org/aboutus.php)
60th Percentile National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
E-Mail: norml@norml.org
1600 K St. NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-483-5500
Fax: 202-483-0057
"NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty." (http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3414)
60th Percentile Police Executive Research Forum
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-7820
Fax: 202-466-7826
"PERF is an organization dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research, public policy debate, provision of management services and executive development training, and publishing." (http://www.policeforum.org)
30th Percentile Police Foundation
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-2636
Phone: 202-833-1460
Fax: 202-659-9149
"An independent and unique resource for policing, the Police Foundation acts as a catalyst for change and an advocate for new ideas, in restating and reminding ourselves about the fundamental purposes of policing, and in ensuring that an important link remains intact between the police and the public they serve." (http://www.policefoundation.org)
60th Percentile Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
635-B Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-544-1034, 800-656-4673 ext. 3
Fax: 202-544-3556
"The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice." (http://www.rainn.org/about.html)
60th Percentile The Sentencing Project
514 10th St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-628-0871
Fax: 202-628-1091
"The Sentencing Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media." (http://www.sentencingproject.org)