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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.

Impact of online abuse and harassment revealed in new research from the Victims’ Commissioner

New research from the Victims’ Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, brings into sharp focus the impact online abuse has on its victims.

Watch: Victims’ Commissioner in conversation with… Jane Gordon, Sisters for Change

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.