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PHOENIX is part of a coalition – HJRA (Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance) – that was instrumental in encouraging voters to pass Measure 110 in November of 2020. It was designed to treat substance abuse as a health issue rather than a criminal issue. It removed criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of various drugs. It allows people to pay a $100 fine or get screened for addiction treatment. Accompanying legislation provided for increased funding for treatment throughout the state. M110 was expected to significantly reduce racial disparities in drug arrests as well. For PHOENIX Rising Transitions this was part of our ongoing work toward better health outcomes for people who have been incarcerated and our commitment toward eliminating racism in policing and the criminal justice system.