Today I have published my strategic plan for my first term. I am committed to ensuring victims are supported in coping and recovering from the impact of crime and are empowered to play a full part in the criminal justice system, by accessing victims’ services, receiving their entitlements as set out in the Victims’ Code and being treated with respect and decency by all the agencies who come into contact with them. I intend to work for a Victims’ Law to ensure that these aims for victims become their legal rights and to utilise the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 to ensure equality and diversity of provision and support.

I am determined to be a voice for all victims and will inform my message to policy makers and service providers by reference to victims and witnesses lived experience.

Read the strategy.