The Victims Choice website provides information on victim services around the UK and identifies the victim services in a victim’s local read. It allows victims or others affected by crime to leave a review of the service they have used, helping others to make more informed choices about…Details
Supporting Justice are proud to be supporting the Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness…Details
The House of Commons has a real opportunity today to significantly improve the rights of victims in our criminal justice system.
For the first time, MPs will be able to vote for amendments to the police and crime bill that would go a long way to introducing a Victims’ Law.
We are delighted to attend the Victim Support Europe General Meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow. We hope there will a lot of insightful discussion on the best strategy to improve victims’ rights. We welcome MOPAC and the Rete Dafne Association as new members of VSE and believe…Details
Supporting Justice is proud to announce the first ever national quality mark for victim services. Victim services are provided by a vast range of agencies and this has only expanded since commissioning was devolved to PCCs. The organisations that deliver victim services differ in many ways, from large scale…Details
Providers and barristers are being encouraged to make greater use of the free Citizens Advice Witness Service which is available to support both defence and prosecution witnesses.
This is funded by the Ministry of Justice and offers free, independent and impartial support and information to all witnesses in every criminal…Details
The Witness Services provides practical information about the process as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident about giving evidence.
The Witness Service is aware the services it offers are underutilised by defence practitioners. It commissioned research by Supporting Justice which indicated practitioners perceived the service was…
The Home Secretary has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to stamp out modern slavery by announcing £8.5 million of funding to help law enforcement agencies to tackle this horrendous crime.
The funding, granted until 2018/19 following a bid to the Police Transformation Fund, will improve the country’s enforcement response to modern…Details
Supporting Justice presented last week at the Public Policy Exchange Symposium – Putting Victims of Crime First: The Next Steps to Transform Victims’ Experience of the Criminal Justice System. The focus of the day was on putting victims of crime…Details