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About us

The role of the Victims' Commissioner is to promote the interests of victims and witnesses of crime and encourage good practice in their treatment.

Dame Vera Baird was appointed Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales in June 2019.

What we do

Read about the role of the victims' commissioner, our remit and powers, and the areas we work in.


Read Dame Vera Baird's strategy for her first term, covering June 2019 to June 2022.

The Commissioner

Find out more about the Victims' Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird.

Meet the team

Find out more about the Victims' Commissioner's team.