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Improving the Victims’ Code

Share your views on proposals to change the structure of the existing Victims' Code.

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Being a victim of crime can be life-changing, and how people are treated within the justice system can make a huge difference to their ability to cope and recover. 

Following extensive stakeholder engagement with victims and victims’ groups, these proposals focus on a number of key areas: raising awareness and accessibility; providing clearer information on victims’ rights to access practical and emotional support; strengthening communication and taking account of the victim’s preferences; and increasing the voice of the victim through providing more flexibility in the Victim Personal Statement process. 

In-line with the Ministry of Justice's statutory obligations, they are now undertaking this second consultation, which includes a draft revised version of the Code.

This consultation runs from 5 March to 28 May 2020.

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