United States v. Safehouse

On February 5, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania filed a civil lawsuit against Safehouse. This lawsuit is not seeking money, it is not seizing property, and no one is being prosecuted criminally. Instead, the lawsuit asks a federal court to declare that supervised consumption sites are illegal.

On April 3, 2019, we filed our response to the civil lawsuit. 

Safehouse believes that supervised consumption sites are legal and save lives. We welcome the opportunity to present to the court the credible evidence and research that has informed our belief.

For now, we are moving forward to find a site and funding. We will post case updates to our website. Thank you for your support.

See below for the case documents.