The Victims' Commissioner Has Launched the 2022 Victims' Survey

Dame Vera Baird QC, the Victims’ Commissioner, has launched the 2022 Victims’ Survey.

The purpose of this survey is to explore experiences of the criminal justice system from the perspectives of people who have been victims of crime or who have reported a crime in the past three years. Its finding will help future victims of crime get the support and justice they need.

Dame Vera Baird QC has said: “As the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, I champion the rights of victims and make sure they are treated fairly and correctly by the criminal justice system. It is vitally important that I hear from victims about their experiences of the criminal justice system. This is your chance to give me your perspectives. By sharing your feedback, I can help ensure future victims receive the support and justice outcomes they need.”

The survey should only take around 15 minutes to complete and you can find it here.

Have you been a victim of crime? Restorative Justice might be able to help you move on with your life in a healthy way. Find out more about Restorative Justice.

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I'm so glad I am working with RJ. I don't know who would listen to me if it wasn’t for you.
A Person Harmed by Crime
RJ is very underrated and I certainly think we should be using it more.
A Professional who Referred Someone into our Service
Very satisfied – it’s been a great service. A worthwhile process for me and I hope for the offenders. Staff have been great and I would like to thank them.
A victim
It was the right thing to do. Both victims told me to let go of what happened. I didn't want to hear it but they both forgave me and said I should move on. I have taken that on and thought about it and I have come to terms with what happened. You've helped me significantly. It's as though my head has been lifted of a gigantic weight.
An Offender
Thanks for your time today. I feel like you understand R so well, I really hope you can help him to learn how to be happy.
Feedback from a family in East Kent
Restorative Justice offers a unique opportunity for victims and survivors to move on from and overcome the trauma that can be left with them after experiencing crime. I am exceedingly proud of the work that the team at Restorative Solutions do in supporting our community. We should always consider the needs of victims of crime and this service exemplifies that sentiment and allows so many to put behind them what can be the worst experience of their lives.
Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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