The Victims’ Commissioner uses meetings with senior decision-makers to:
- raise issues on behalf of victims
- seek improvements to the services victims are entitled to receive
Contact us for any earlier meeting notes.
Meeting with the Chair of the Parole Board, Caroline Corby, the Vice-Chair, Peter Rook, and the CEO, Martin Jones (17 June 2020)
Includes discussion of COVID-19 and Parole, Victim Personal Statements, and the Reconsideration Mechanism.
Meeting with the CEO of Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, Linda Brown (6 May 2020)
On Wednesday 6 May Dame Vera Baird, the Victims’ Commissioner (VC), met with Linda Brown, CEO of CICA. Their last meeting took place on 23 September 2019.
Meeting with the CEO of Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, Linda Brown (23 September 2019)
Includes discussion of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).
Meeting with the Chair of the Parole Board, Caroline Corby (17 October 2019)
Includes discussion of Parole Board transparency, Victim Contact Scheme, Reconstruction Mechanism, Tailored Review and other matters
Meeting between the Victims’ Commissioner and Sonia Crozier, Director of the National Probation Service (25 September 2019)
Includes discussion of the Victim Contact Scheme, Victim Liaison Officers and transparency in sentencing.
Meeting with Susan Acland Hood, CEO of HMCTS (1 August 2019)
Includes discussion of Special Measures, the Commons Platform, Section 28 pre-recorded cross examination, complaints and sentencing.
Briefing for the meeting with Sonia Crozier, Chief Probation Officer
Includes discussion about changes to the management structure within HMPPS.
Meeting with Susan Acland Hood, CEO of HMCTS (5 February 2019)
Includes discussion of Mental Health Tribunals, Witness Care Units and the use of video testimony by vulnerable witnesses.
Meeting between Max Hill QC – Director of Public Prosecutions – and Baroness Newlove – Victims’ Commissioner
Meeting between the VC and DPP to discuss victim-related issues that fall within the remit of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
Meeting with Caroline Corby, Chair of the Parole Board (12 November 2018)
Includes discussion of Parole Board transparency, the Victim Contact Scheme and supporting victims at hearings.