Calm Mediation Restorative Justice Service are committed to ensuring that RJ is accessible to all victims of crime and join with other service providers nationwide in welcoming this appointment.
Baroness Newlove commences a one-year term as Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales today, following Dame Vera Baird’s departure a year ago. Baroness Newlove held the post from 2013-2019 and has been re-appointed as an interim measure until a permanent replacement for Dame Vera Baird is found.
The Victims’ Commissioner is an independent role, championing for the rights of victims and advising ministers on victim policy. The role is expected to carry new responsibilities once the Victims and Prisoners Bill is passed.
During Baroness Newlove’s two three-year terms she published a report and issued a review of restorative justice, calling for better awareness of RJ. She went on to say “I want to see victims fully informed about RJ, so they can make the choice that is right for them”. If you or someone you know has been harmed by crime, click here to find out more about how to access restorative justice in London.
“As a tireless advocate and campaigner for victims’ rights, there is no safer pair of hands than Baroness Newlove to hold this position as we recruit a permanent Victims’ Commissioner. This role is vital in holding the government and criminal justice agencies to account and being the voice for those affected by crime, and I very much look forward to working with her.”Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Alex Chalk
Calm Mediation Restorative Justice Service wish Baroness Newlove all the best in her return to the role.
Keep up to date on the work of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales here.