Alcohol Justice

Alcohol Justice

Alcohol Justice (formerly the Marin Institute and the Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems) is an organization which describes itself as "an alcohol industry watchdog."[1]

Until 2006, Alcohol Justice focused on alcohol harms and environmental prevention strategies. These strategies included reducing the hours during which time alcohol can be sold, increasing the size of warning labels on alcoholic beverage containers, requiring warnings on all alcohol advertisements, restricting the content and placement of alcohol ads, and prohibiting alcohol sponsorship of athletic events. Recently, its focus has shifted to those who produce alcoholic beverages.


Established in 1987 as one of three Major Projects funded by the Leonard and Beryl H. Buck Trust when the Marin Community Foundation was formed, the Marin Institute reported in 2006 that "countering the alcohol industry has always been a high priority for the Marin Institute, but we now want to make it the central focus of our efforts. That means we'll put 100% of our energy into stopping the alcohol industry from harming public health."

In July 2011, the Marin Institute changed it name to Alcohol Justice to better align the organization's name with the national reach of its network.[2]


  1. ^ Marin Institute: About Us
  2. ^ J. Bernstein-Wax "San Rafael's Alcohol Justice, formerly the Marin Institute, still fighting after 24 years" Marin Independent Journal, August 21st, 2011

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