Jane Gordon from Sisters For Change joins Dame Vera Baird to discuss her recent report, its recommendations and the concept of victim as 'participant' in the criminal justice process.
Victims need to be acknowledged as ‘participants’ in the criminal justice system, says Victims’ Commissioner
A comprehensive review of how victims are dealt with in other adversarial systems shows England & Wales lag other countries in providing substantive victim participatory rights.
Independent report calls for the Victims’ Commissioner to have enhanced powers to ensure agencies are held to account
New research reveals the Victims' Commissioner needs an enhanced role and powers to ensure entitlements under the Victims' Code are properly delivered and agencies held to account.