New guidelines to help victims of crime

Dorset Echo: New guidelines to help victims of crime New guidelines to help victims of crime

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has welcomed a new code aimed at providing a better experience of the criminal justice system for victims of crime.

The Ministry of Justice guidelines, published earlier this week, sets out how police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Courts Service and Victim Support can work together to better support those people who find themselves the victim of crime.

Martyn Underhill said: “I welcome the changes in legislation which will improve the experience of victims of crime. Victims are at the heart of what we do here in Dorset and we are making good progress”.

Last month, the PCC launched the Dorset Victims Bureau with Victims Commissioner Baroness Newlove. Mr Underhill is now working on a new victim’s website for Dorset and further victim forums for next year.

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