“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.