Addiction Policy Forum Welcomes Ron LeGrand to Board of Directors



November 16, 2021 -- Ron LeGrand was recently appointed to the Addiction Policy Forum Board of Directors. As a member of the board, Mr. LeGrand joins prestigious leaders across the fields of prevention, treatment, recovery, criminal justice, and advocacy who work to support patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction.


Ron LeGrand is a consultant and an attorney, licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He is currently serving as the Policy Director of the National Criminal Justice Association, and Research and Policy Consultant for Fair and Just Prosecution.


"The pleasure and honor is mine. It is truly an honor to serve an organization that does so much to educate the public as well as policy makers," said LeGrand.


As the CEO of LeGrand Group, LLC with a focus on prevention of gender-based violence, criminal justice reform, healthcare and legislative affairs, LeGrand's clients have included Fair and Just Prosecution, Americans for Prosperity, Human Rights Watch, Ujima, the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, the District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


Prior to launching his consulting firm, LeGrand served as Counsel to the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse & Control, as Chief Investigator and Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.

LeGrand is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and also served as a federal narcotics prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section where he not only successfully prosecuted major drug traffickers, but also received the Special Achievement Award following an assignment in Bogota, Colombia, during which he served as Special Legal Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador and persuaded Colombia’s compliance with the Extradition Treaty of 1979.


LeGrand is an avid member of the 100 Black Men of America and holds a B.A. and a J.D. degree from Boston College.


“We are honored to have Ron join our board at Addiction Policy Forum,” said Jessica Hulsey, Founder & Executive Director of Addiction Policy Forum. “His experience in the fields of criminal justice and substance use disorders is incomparable, and we will look to his expertise to help guide our organization.”


The Addiction Policy Forum’s Advisory Council is chaired by District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett of Essex County, Massachusetts, and led by Judge Robert Rancourt, Senior Judge for Minnesota District Court, and Blake Norton, Chief Strategy Officer at the Philadelphia Police Department. In addition to LeGrand, Addiction Policy Forum is welcoming San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Mary Ashley to the Board of Directors.


“The Addiction Policy Forum Board of Directors has gained two invaluable members,” said District Attorney Blodgett. “Both LeGrand and Deputy District Attorney Ashley are highly respected leaders in this field and I look forward to working with them on improving services and resources to treat and prevent substance use disorders."


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About Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum was created to serve patients and families impacted by the disease of addiction. Founded in 2015, we are working in states and communities across the country to end stigma, help patients and families in crisis and translate the science around addiction. We are a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. More information on our mission and projects is available at our website, www.addictionpolicy.org.