VC launches report on victims of Mentally Disordered Offenders



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

VC’s Annual Report 2017/18



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

VC launches review into criminal injuries compensation



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

Issue 2 of VC News out now



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

Are victims satisfied? Part two



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