“You will not be surprised to see that scrutiny of the Victims and Prisoners Bill will be my primary focus for the year.”
Baroness Helen Newlove to commence new one-year term on Tuesday 17 October 2023.
The Office of the Victims' Commissioner sets out how it will continue to operate in this interim period.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is often treated as ‘low-level crime’ or even as sub-criminal but its impact can be deeply injurious and it is often targeted against people who are vulnerable already. It is high time tackling ASB became a top priority for government.
How have we got to the position where victims find their treatment by the criminal justice system to be worse than the crime itself? We urgently need an entire change of culture in how the justice system sees, hears and helps victims.
In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird looks to the changes the Victims' Bill needs to usher in.
In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the state of policing of violence against women and girls (VAWG).