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Victims' Commissioner "cautiously optimistic" about Rape Review progress, but warns progress risks being undermined by court delays and barrister shortages.
Statement – rape review progress “risks being undermined by systemic issues eroding victim confidence”
The Victims' Commissioner reacts to the latest Ministry of Justice Criminal Justice System (CJS) Delivery Data Dashboard.
The Victims' Commissioner and Domestic Abuse Commissioner join forces in calling for stronger Victims and Prisoners Bill.
Victims’ Commissioner statement on joint inspectorate report: Meeting the needs of victims in the criminal justice system
The criminal justice system is not providing the highest quality service to many victims and does not always invest the time and attention needed in cases, a new report has found.
In a speech to the House of Lords, Baroness Newlove sets out her views on how the Victims and Prisoners Bill needs to be strengthened.
Baroness Newlove calls for "urgent and creative intervention" to address the "crisis" of the record courts backlog.
Victims’ Commissioner writes to the Secretary of State for Transport on the establishment of a Road Safety Investigation Branch.
As we kick off 16 Days of Activism, Baroness Newlove reacts to fresh survey findings showing women’s low confidence and satisfaction in the criminal justice system.
“You will not be surprised to see that scrutiny of the Victims and Prisoners Bill will be my primary focus for the year.”
Victims' Commissioner welcomes Ministry of Justice moves to exempt high-risk offenders from the presumption against shorter sentences, but underscores the need for robust pre-sentence reports and a properly resourced Probation Service.