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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.

BLOG: As my survey shows, women are still not getting good treatment in our justice system

As we kick off 16 Days of Activism, Baroness Newlove reacts to fresh survey findings showing women’s low confidence and satisfaction in the criminal justice system.

Baroness Newlove publishes her one-year Strategic Plan as Victims’ Commissioner

“You will not be surprised to see that scrutiny of the Victims and Prisoners Bill will be my primary focus for the year.”

Ministry of Justice to exempt high-risk offenders from the presumption against shorter sentences

Victims' Commissioner welcomes Ministry of Justice moves to exempt high-risk offenders from the presumption against shorter sentences, but underscores the need for robust pre-sentence reports and a properly resourced Probation Service. 

Speech: Victims’ Commissioner shines spotlight on poor treatment of victims in Lords debate

In a speech to the House of Lords, Baroness Newlove sets out her views on what she expects from the long-awaited Victims and Prisoners Bill.

‘A wake-up call’: New survey shines spotlight on poor treatment of victims

Victims’ Commissioner publishes 2022 Victim Survey survey results as she prepares to address the House of Lords in response to the King’s Speech.

Baroness Newlove appointed Victims’ Commissioner

Baroness Helen Newlove to commence new one-year term on Tuesday 17 October 2023.