On March 1, 2021, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 2280 into law to prevent “recruiters” from substance abuse treatment facilities to refer or entice any patient using monetary or other incentives to enter treatment.
New polling released today by Legal Action Center (LAC) makes clear that there is widespread, bipartisan support for sweeping reforms to our nation’s drug and criminal justice policies in advance of the 2020 elections. Notably, Americans express strong support for policies that would expand access to addiction treatment for all who need it, while also embracing approaches that treat addiction more as a health issue, rather than a criminal one. Americans also support helping formerly incarcerated people and others with criminal records be more successful in their reentry in order to become contributing members of their communities.