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Statement – Victims’ Commissioner responds to the Baird Inquiry into Greater Manchester Police custody practices

Baroness Newlove: “These findings are truly concerning.”

Statement – Victims’ Commissioner responds to early release announcement

Baroness Newlove: "The justice system faces immense pressure, demanding difficult choices. Yet, victim safety must never be compromised."

BLOG: National Stalking Awareness Week: Delivering a victim-centred, collaborative approach to tackling stalking 

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week, Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove highlights the importance of centring the victim and working collaboratively when tackling stalking.

Statement – Baroness Newlove welcomes moves to better protect victims’ counselling records

Statement – Angiolini Inquiry Part 1

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.

Ministry of Justice to exempt high-risk offenders from the presumption against shorter sentences

Victims' Commissioner welcomes Ministry of Justice moves to exempt high-risk offenders from the presumption against shorter sentences, but underscores the need for robust pre-sentence reports and a properly resourced Probation Service. 

The police must embed a zero-tolerance policy against sexism and racism within their ranks

In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the state of policing of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

“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.