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

VC speech at Victims’ and Witnesses Conference

Thank you for inviting me back to what now appears to be an annual event. It only seems like yesterday when we last gathered here to discuss the treatment of victims across the criminal justice system. So much has happened since then. Over the past six months victim entitlements and their treatment by the criminal … Continued

Meeting with the Interim CEO for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Linda Brown): 23 April 2018

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is an executive agency sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. CICA deals with compensation claims from people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the victim of a violent crime in England, Scotland or Wales. Meeting date: 23 April 2018 Matters discussed: Introductions The Victims’ Commissioner … Continued