Jason Kew


My role

I am a serving Chief Inspector with Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, as lead for Drugs and Harm Reduction.

My background

I developed the Thames Valley Drug Diversion scheme, which enables everyone found with controlled drugs an assessment of their use and education/harm reduction without the need for arrest, interview nor admission of guilt. This scheme has been a catalyst for emerging health based drug policy development across the UK and further afield.

A little bit personal about me

I am a passionate advocate for challenging stigma, diverting people away from the criminal justice system and recognising the unintentional over policing and subsequent damage caused by marginalisation and inequality.