8 June 2021
Victims encouraged to apply for ‘same roof’ rule compensation by 13 June deadline
Ruling out an extension to the deadline, Minister Malthouse reassures victims that late applications will still be considered on a…
28 May 2021
Victims’ Commissioner launches new Victims’ Survey
Dame Vera Baird calls for victims to share their views of the criminal justice system.
26 May 2021
Police watchdogs find modern slavery survivors are criminalised rather than recognised as victims
The Victims' Commissioner and Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner issue a joint statement: "Unless victims receive the care they require at first…
24 May 2021
Victims’ Commissioner calls for legal aid for inquests
Grant bereaved families automatic non means-tested funding for legal representation following state related deaths, says Victims' Commissioner.
19 May 2021
Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses overlooked for legal protections while giving evidence
Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses still put at risk of coming face-to-face with perpetrators and not receiving the support they need…
14 May 2021
Record number of people – including 43 per cent of rape victims – pulling out of cases.
"It’s clear that this trajectory is no good for anyone and this cannot carry on – we must get to…
14 May 2021
Victims’ Commissioner announces new CEO
Katie Kempen will take up post as Chief Executive Officer at the Office of the Victims’ Commissioner from June 2021
29 April 2021
BLOG: The new domestic abuse law is a much-improved piece of legislation that will save lives. But we can – and must – go further.
As the Domestic Abuse Bill finally receives Royal Assent, the Victims' Commissioner congratulates campaigners and the government in her latest…
27 April 2021
Victims’ Commissioner calls for “major course adjustment” from CPS, as new figures reveal rape prosecutions remain flat
“Far too few rape cases are resulting in a charge and hundreds of complainants annually are being denied justice," says…