Anyone's Child: the life and death of Jake Coe

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Jake Coe.

Cara Levan, Jake’s partner, has produced the following short video to mark the anniversary and to help trail our new project, Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control.

The film explains, in heartbreaking detail, how drug prohibition and criminalisation failed Jake, and why a legally regulated drug market would have better protected him, his family and future generations.

"I believe that if Jake's drug use could've been treated as the medical use that it was, rather than the criminal issue that it wasn't, he would still be alive today. Father, partner, brother, uncle, son, grandson, friend and colleague. The world is not a better place for the loss of Jake Coe."


The Anyone's Child project is really coming together now. Yesterday we held the second meeting of our families group to train the members in how to make the case for refrom and to plan the UK launch of the project.

We are now seeking wider support and for more families to join us. If you know of anyone that has been a victim of our failed drug laws please email to find out more about the project and how you can get involved. We're looking for a range of real-life stories to demonstrate that it really is anyone that could be impacted  – whether through criminalisation, imprisonment or even death.

To help bring about drug policies that will keep our children and families safe, you can support the project by donating online.

Thank you.