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Victim advocates play “invaluable” role in justice system – new research

A new report from the Victims' Commissioner spotlights the crucial role victim advocates play in supporting victims through the criminal justice process.

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: 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.

Operation Bluestone Soteria survey on victim experiences of reporting to the police

Operation Bluestone Soteria is inviting victims of rape and other sexual offences to take part in a survey of the victim's experience of the police investigation and criminal justice process.

New victim privacy safeguards come into force

A new law standardising how and when the police can lawfully extract information from electronic devices takes effect.

Record number of reported rapes means modest CPS progress is not enough

Victims' Commissioner challenges new Prime Minister to commit to deliver on the government's rape review.

The distressing truth is that if you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim

In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the investigation and prosecution of rape in England and Wales.

“Enormous” court backlogs represent “a serious and fundamental challenge to our justice system” – Victims’ Commissioner

Dame Vera Baird publishes her annual report reflecting on her first term as Victims’ Commissioner and the challenges facing victims and the justice system.

“Enormous” court backlog takes “tremendous tolls” on victims

The Victims' Commissioner reacts to the latest criminal court statistics, which show "enormous" court backlogs are leaving victims waiting on average 436 days for their case to come to court.