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VOCAL, Safe Consumption

After a youthful bout with heroin addiction, she was clean for 17 years. When her doctor gave her opioids... continue

Thu, 04/14/2016

VOCAL–WA is talking about safe consumption, not safe injection, and there is a reason why.

Thu, 04/14/2016

The Neighborhood Safety Alliance is growing in influence. But will it be driven by fear or love, pull the... continue

Thu, 04/14/2016

When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a... continue

Mon, 04/11/2016

Against Safe Injection Sites for Drug Users? A Self-Guided Walking Tour Through the Injection Sites We... continue

Thu, 04/07/2016

Seattle could become the first city in the U.S. with a site providing medical supervision for people using... continue

Tue, 04/05/2016

Safe drug sites in Seattle are now a question of when, not if. Yet while safe drug sites are a necessary... continue

Fri, 04/01/2016

Seattle Weekly article discussing VOCAL-WA making a pitch for safe injection facility in Seattle

Mon, 02/29/2016

PBS Frontline featured LEAD and its harm reduction framework in "Chasing Heroin," a two-hour documentary... continue

Wed, 02/24/2016
Bicycle police

Although discretion is an unavoidable and ubiquitous feature of police work, it is also the subject of... continue

Mon, 02/15/2016
VOCAL-WA volunteers

Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-WA) is a grassroots organization affiliated with VOCAL-NY... continue

Tue, 02/16/2016
Police union march

Sometimes police and community get along well. In the posturing that is Seattle’s federally mandated... continue

Tue, 02/09/2016