The Government has announced a review, looking at:
- How victims are engaged and involved in the parole process
- Whether the arrangements for keeping victims informed at all key stages of the parole process are working
- The opennness of the parole process and parole decisions
- Whether there should be the opportunity for Parole Board decisions to be reconsidered
An important part of this review is listening to the views of victims. The Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, has been asked to undertake national engagement with victims. She wants to hear from all victims, but especially those who have been invited to join the Victim Contact Scheme, including those who have declined to join the scheme. It would be really helpful if you can feed in your views so that we can make sure any changes are informed by them.
Please take the time to make your views known by completing an online survey that can be found at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VictimContactSchemeSurvey/