Just over six months ago a small group launched VolteFace into the world. We had an expressed intention to enliven and elevate the debate about drug policy reform.
Your feedback and engagement suggests we have succeeded and we now want to build upon what we have achieved.
During the course of the year we have reached out to policy makers and influencers and have sensed an opportunity to go beyond providing commentary.
Consequently we are now in the process of launching a series of partnerships to extend our reach into policy and advocacy. Gradually policy makers in the UK are becoming more aware and watchful as countries such as Canada and Germany embark on major drug law reforms. The ‘tide effect’ of such changes will emerge over the coming years.
Drug reformers cannot rely upon rational arguments alone. More needs to be done to create a climate of change, a public appetite for reform and sharing evidence of what is working elsewhere.
Our goal is to achieve this through imaginative policy formulation and public engagement. So we are evolving fast from a magazine to a policy innovation hub with a focus on media, events, policy making and advocacy.
In the coming weeks we will share more or our plans and ambitions with you.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. Let’s keep building and progressing.