Victims Choice is LIVE!

    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… 

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    #itsnotok – Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

    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… 

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    Police and Crime Bill amendment vote

    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.

    The… 

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    VSE General Meeting 2016

    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… 

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    Victims Choice Quality Mark

    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… 

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    CrimeLine blog: Campaign to boost use of free witness support service

    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… 

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    HMCTS Blog – Digital defence – defence witness service

    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… 

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    Home Secretary announces £8.5 million investment to tackle modern slavery

    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… 

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