Kassandra Frederique is New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). In addition to working towards harm- reduction policies associated with drug use, Frederique works with communities throughout New York to address and resolve the collateral consequences of the War on Drugs – state violence. As a co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy and as technical advisor to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s “The Ithaca Plan,” Frederique develops municipal strategies to foster healthier and safer communities by cultivating and mobilizing powerful community coalitions. A native New Yorker, Frederique holds a M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and earned a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Updated October 2016