Chief Inspector, Violence Reduction Unit, Drugs, Exploitation & Harm Reduction Lead, Thames Valley Police, England
Jason Kew is a serving Chief Inspector with Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, as lead for Drugs and Harm Reduction. JQ 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 health based drug interventions across the UK and further afield, also leading to policy changes within education to negate the need for exclusions.
JQ is a passionate advocate for challenging stigma and diverting people away from the criminal justice system, recognising the damage caused by marginalisation and inequality.