Towards a victim's law

This week the government has announced plans for a Victim’s Law, to give victims of crime get the support they deserve while holding offenders accountable.

  • Victims should feel supported by our criminal justice system, so they can properly engage with the process at every stage. Changes must be made to the existing system to ensure this is the case.
  • So the government is launching a consultation on the Victims’ Bill to improve victims’ experience of the justice system, with five key elements in mind – amplifying victims’ voices, increasing transparency, sharpening accountability, improving support, and furthering protection.
  • The proposed plans are intended to deliver a world-class service to victims of crime, ensuring they get the support they deserve in their hour of need, while holding offenders accountable. 


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