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We will ensure that victims of crime are supported at every stage of the criminal justice system

We will ensure that victims of crime are supported at every stage of the criminal justice system.

Our Verdict

This is a rather broad pledge, coming under the government’s promise to stand up for victims of crime, as set out in their manifesto. Ultimately, it falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.

On the 10th of September 2018 the government published their Victims Strategy. Amongst other things, the strategy aims to encourage more victims of crime to speak up by ensuring they are “…supported throughout their journey, regardless of their circumstances or background.”

While these proposals are certainly a step forward in delivering this promise, this is only a strategic outline.

Once we see that the proposals in the Victims Strategy have been implemented and also that there is a broad consensus that they have been successful in their aims  (remember, the government has promised to “ensure” victims of crime are supported) we will mark this as ‘done’. We’d need consensus from multiple organisations in this field before we could reach that conclusion. In the meantime, this is ‘in progress’. Follow this policy for the latest developments.

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