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An independent voice for victims and witnesses

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales is dedicated to promoting the interests of victims and witnesses.

Aims of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales

  • Be the voice of victims
  • Promote best practice in victims’ services
  • Review the Victims’ Code and advocate for change
Graphic featuring the Victims' Commissioner, Baroness Newlove.

The Victims’ Commissioners briefings

The Victims’ Commissioner has prepared briefings on the Victims and Prisoners Bill ahead of its Committee stage in the House of Lords in January 2023.

Download the briefings

What to expect if you are a victim of crime

Our guidance on what to expect from the justice system is designed to help you at the different stages of your journey.

Find out what to expect if you’re a victim of crime