Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales makes RJ Recommendation in response to Victim’s Bill Consultation.


“Our justice system only works when it delivers justice to both victim and offender. And justice for victims means having their voice heard.”

– Dame Vera Baird


The Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales published the Victim’s Bill consultation document in February 2022.  The paper is in response to “Delivering justice for victims: A consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the Criminal Justice System”


Dame Vera Baird is a strong advocate of Restorative Justice and her report makes the following recommendation:

“We recommend that the Right be reframed so that victims are told not only about RJ but how to access a restorative justice service so that they are sure to get a well-informed professional explanation to enable them to make an informed choice

Read the full document here.