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BLOG: ‘Women supporting women’ – the power of victim advocates

This International Women’s Day, Baroness Newlove celebrates the vital role victim advocates play in empowering women to navigate the criminal justice system with confidence.

Victims’ Commissioner launches new anti-social behaviour survey

Baroness Newlove invites victims to participate in a fresh survey exploring their experiences of anti-social behaviour.

Statement – Angiolini Inquiry Part 1

Statement – Rape Review Progress Report

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.

BLOG: The Victims Bill doesn’t do enough to protect victims

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.

Speech: Baroness Newlove speaks during House of Lords debate on Victims and Prisoners Bill

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.

Victims’ Commissioner statement on record Crown Court backlog

Baroness Newlove calls for "urgent and creative intervention" to address the "crisis" of the record courts backlog.

Baroness Newlove requests update on proposed new body to improve road safety

Victims’ Commissioner writes to the Secretary of State for Transport on the establishment of a Road Safety Investigation Branch.