Today the Victims’ Commissioner publishes her report looking at the entitlements and experiences of victims of Mentally Disordered Offenders. These victims have been subjected to some of the most horrific violent crimes and yet they do not have the same entitlements under the Victims Code as other victims. Neither do they receive the same level … Continued
Today the Victims’ Commissioner publishes her 2017/18 Annual Report. The Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove has published her 2017/18 Annual Report, in which she welcomes the fact that treatment of victims has moved to the heart of political debate in Britain, and that the public want more to be done to support victims. She said: “2017/18 … Continued
Baroness Newlove, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, has written to the Secretary of State for Justice following the Government’s consultation on proposals for the reconsideration of Parole Board decisions. You can download and view the Victims’ Commissioner’s response here.
This week the Victims’ Commissioner launched a new review into criminal injuries compensation. The review will look at victims’ whole experiences of claiming criminal injuries compensation, including their experience of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, and their wider experience of seeking and receiving advice and support in making their applications. The review will aim to … Continued
On Monday 25 June, the Victims’ Commissioner wrote to the Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary calling for an independent review of financial support for victims of terror attacks. Read the Victims’ Commissioner’s letter here (PDF, 430KB).
Issue 2 of the Victims’ Commissioner is out today packed with news, insight on parole reform and an interview with domestic abuse charity CEO, Michelle Blunsom. In On the Frontline, the CEO of East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services speaks frankly about the challenges of tackling coercive behaviour. She says: “Women who experience abuse have had … Continued
On Friday 8 June, the Victims’ Commissioner published her review exploring how victim satisfaction is measured, monitored and used to improve the services that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) fund for victims of crime in the geographic areas that elect them. Baroness Newlove said: “I have always placed great value on the inclusion of victims’ … Continued
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, has responded to the recommendations made to the CPS in the Victims’ Commissioner’s review into the provision of Registered Intermediaries: A Voice for the Voiceless. Read the DPP’s response (PDF, 91KB).
Purpose The Victims’ Commissioner (VC) met with Caroline Corby, the interim chair of the Parole Board (Chairman) and Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board on 4 June as a routine catch up meeting. Implementation of Parole Board transparency The Secretary of State announced that Rule 25 in the Parole Board Rules (privacy ruling) will … Continued
Baroness Newlove, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, is calling on the government to get tough on perpetrators of domestic abuse. She is recommending that high risk domestic abuse offenders be placed on a ‘Domestic Abuse Register’ and that where a perpetrator has been convicted of a domestic abuse offence, the presumption of shared … Continued