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Disparity by Design: How Drug-Free Zone Laws impact Racial Disparity-and Fail to Protect Youth

Thanks to the work of concerned policymakers and reform advocates across the country, public discussions have been sparked in many states about the fairness and efficacy of drug-free zone laws. This report is designed to inform those discussions by reviewing empirical findings, primarily from three states – Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut – where enough information is available to answer key questions.

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