Victims' rights

Current work

In December 2003, victims' rights were introduced into legislation through the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill and Victim Support will be providing briefings and monitoring its progress through Parliament.

In April 2004, we responded to the Government's consultation Compensation and support for victims of crime which set out their plans for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS). Our response is based on our experience of helping nearly 20,000 applicants each year with criminal injuries compensation claims.

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