Policy and research

Victim Support’s policy and research team aims to understand and improve the experience of victims and witnesses of crime in the criminal justice system. It is our mission to stand up for the rights of victims and witnesses and secure improvements to the criminal justice system on their behalf.

We conduct research into victims’ issues, produce evidence-based reports and policy recommendations, and represent the voice of victims to government and criminal justice agencies. We regularly advocate for change to legislation and policies affecting victims and witnesses.