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Baroness Helen Newlove reappointed as Victims’ Commissioner

Baroness Newlove has today (28 January 2016) been re-appointed as Victims’ Commissioner for another 3 years.

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The reappointment will allow her to continue to extend and grow her programme of work in the victims field.

Baroness Newlove will continue to inform policy making and play a significant role in delivering services and support to victims across the criminal justice system.

Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove said:

I am delighted to be able to continue as the Victims’ Commissioner. I have worked hard over the past 3 years to establish an office that enables me to support victims and improve their experience of the criminal justice system.

By reviewing compliance with the Victims’ Code I have encouraged positive changes in victims’ treatment and look forward to building on this work during my next term.

The Victims’ Commissioner’s role involves:

  • Looking at key parts of the criminal justice system
  • Attending conferences, workshops and events
  • Contributing to consultations affecting victims and witnesses
  • Meeting a range of victims and witness and victims’ organisations
Published 28 January 2016