Guidance

The Parole Board's duties towards victims of crime

Guidance for members and victims of crime on the Parole Board's duties towards victims who give personal statements at oral hearings.

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Practice Guidance for Members Duties towards Victims

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Good Practice for Chairs

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The Parole Board must treat all victims of crime with sensitivity and respect and give them every chance to take part in oral hearings as part of the parole process.

Parole Board members have been provided with guidance on duties towards victims. This guidance was revised and updated in April 2017 to reflect current good practice and to meet a number of recommendations and standards from the Victims’ Commissioner.

There is also an information booklet specifically for victims of crime published in May 2015, which can be found here.

Published 1 February 2014
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance
  2. First published.