Alcohol Justice was formed in 1987 as one of the endowed Buck Trust agencies. It was originally known as Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, and later as The Marin Institute, or TMI. In 2011, we changed our name to Alcohol Justice. to reflect our strong commitment to equity for all communities and our alcohol industry watchdog role.

With its founding in 1987, Marin Institute led a revolution in understanding that local communities could take action against environmental harm and danger to their neighborhoods from alcohol. Since then, we have trained tens of thousands of individuals at conferences and workshops; published dozens of reports and journal articles; appeared in hundreds of media outlets and thousands of news clips and interviews; and advocated for improvements in production, marketing and promotion, and on- and off-premise sales practices throughout the country.

We seek changes in alcohol corporations and their products, promotions, and practices, alcohol policies, regulations, and enforcement. We bring research, policy, media, and advocacy together; mobilize coalitions that include youth, adults, and various community leaders; and organize to enact, support, and advocate for alcohol policies that keep youth and communities safe and healthy.