Minister of State and Minister for Afghan Resettlement

Victoria Atkins MP

Biography

In September 2021, Victoria Atkins was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice and Minister for Afghan Resettlement. Victoria leads the Ministry of Justice’s work on prison operations and policy, youth justice, tackling violence against women and girls, and rape and serious sexual offences.

From 2017 to 2021 Victoria Atkins was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability at the Home Office. This role included work on domestic abuse, honour-based violence, sexual exploitation and FGM.

Victoria Atkins was elected as the Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle in May 2015. Prior to her election, Victoria Atkins was a criminal barrister specialising in prosecuting serious organised crime.

Minister of State

Victoria is Ministry of Justice lead on:

  • Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO)
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Prison operations, policy, reform and industrial relations
  • Youth Justice
  • Offender health
  • Offender Cohorts
  • Extremism
  • Home Detention Curfew
  • Release on Temporary Licence

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Ministry of Justice, Home Office, and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Minister for Afghan Resettlement

The minister works to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integration into their local communities.

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Ministry of Justice, Home Office, and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities