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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.

BLOG: Without basic access to justice, the integrity of the military is at risk

It’s time to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the armed forces access to independent, civilian support and justice.

BLOG: It’s time to wake up and listen to the victims of adult grooming and sexual exploitation

The Victims' Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, shares her reflections on the need for government to recognise and address sexual exploitation of adult women.

BLOG: Bold and ambitious action on fraud will help victims

The Victims' Commissioner writes about her research on fraud and the impact it has victims, while also calling for the government to be bold and ambitious in its upcoming fraud strategy.

BLOG | National Road Victim Month: The value of specialist support must not be underestimated

National Road Victim Month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads. To mark the month, Dame Vera Baird blogs on the specialist support needs of road crash victims.

BLOG: Fraud is now an epidemic within a pandemic – the upcoming fraud strategy needs to be bold and ambitious

Fraud has become the volume crime of our times — an epidemic within a pandemic. Yet you wouldn’t know it, to judge from the criminal justice system’s response.

BLOG: Stalking During Covid-19

Marking 35 years since the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh, the Victims' Commissioner looks at the statistics around stalking during the pandemic.

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 blog.

BLOG: We have the chance to ensure victims’ rights are clearly upheld in law

The Victims' Commissioner welcomes the commitment to consult on new victims' legislation and says "the clock is ticking" for all criminal justice agencies to deliver on the rights in the new Victims’ Code.

BLOG: Anti-social behaviour and the hidden harms in our communities

Although there has been little coverage in the press, we know there has been a surge in anti-social behaviour over the past 9 months.