Christopher Moraff

Equipping Defense Attorneys to Fight Drug-Induced Homicide Charges

Amid the overdose crisis, drug warrior district attorneys across the US have added a new tool to their prosecutorial arsenal:…

November 13, 2019

Can Harm Reduction Finally Take Root in America’s Schools?

In my second year in junior high in Philadelphia, I sat with two dozen peers, waiting for the start of…

November 7, 2019

Huge Court Win for Philly Safe Consumption Site⁠—But Fight Isn’t Over

October 2 will live long in US harm reduction history. A federal judge gave an interim ruling that Safehouse⁠—a nonprofit…

October 3, 2019

New Drugs, Bad Policies Leave Philly Harm Reduction Groping in the Dark

The “Walmart of Heroin” is how the New York Times described Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood—in a much-criticized October 2018 story that…

September 19, 2019

Fate of Philly Safe Consumption Site Now Hinges on Judge’s Ruling

Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe…

September 6, 2019

Feds Dispute the Efficacy of Safe Consumption Sites at Safehouse Hearing

On August 19 a federal judge in Philadelphia presided over the opening salvo of a legal battle with the potential…

August 20, 2019

Massive Philly Cocaine Bust Is Yet Another Action With Collateral Damage

Customs officials in Philadelphia made an unexpected discovery on June 18 during a routine inspection of a cargo ship arriving…

June 20, 2019

Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

June 7, 2019

A Bloody Week Shows the Drug War’s Continuous Violent Ripple Effect

More than 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, seven fatally, in what has become a grim Memorial Day…

May 30, 2019

How Technology Is Rapidly Advancing Overdose-Resistant Bathrooms

As the US harm reduction community grapples with the legal, cultural and political challenges to implementing the nation’s first legal…

May 14, 2019