Report – Annual Report of the Victims’ Commissioner 2020 to 2021

Dame Vera Baird publishes her second annual report: “It has without doubt been an eventful year for victims and witnesses”

Overview

The second Annual Report from Dame Vera Baird QC covers the period from April 2020 to March 2021.

This report includes:

  • The Victims’ Commissioner’s vision for reconceptualising the status of victims;
  • An in-depth review of the government’s end-to-end rape review;
  • An overview of the challenges facing the courts system following the pandemic;
  • Calls for the government to undertake an independent review into domestic homicide sentencing;
  • Recommendations for the government to take forward to tackle anti-social behaviour.