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Your invitation to a free CoPaCC / IPSCJ Workshop: Developing work to improve the experience of victims and witnesses

Following a series of discussions with national agencies (including the Victims Commissioner), local commissioners and service providers, CoPaCC and the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice are holding a workshop on Tuesday 30th June to develop and help bring together nationwide work to improve the experience of victims and witnesses.

Workshop: Developing work to improve the experience of victims and witnesses

Date: Tuesday June 30 from 10.30am -3pm

Venue: University of Northampton

Cost: FREE of charge

Organised by: CoPaCC and the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice

To book: CLICK HERE to book via EventBrite booking 

Promoting better understanding of the wider context of theses services is critical as since last October, the majority of emotional and practical support services for victims have been commissioned locally by PCCs and the new Government has also outlined intentions to table primary legislation that will enshrine the key entitlements of the Victims Code, including the right to make a Victim’s Personal Statement and to read this out in court and at Parole Boards.

Whilst the Code, the Witness Charter and the EU Victims Directive all set out guidance for relevant CJS agencies, in practice these various sets of guidance do not mesh together as neatly as could have been hoped for, and do not necessarily allow local priorities to be taken into account.

With this in mind, and recognising the growing need for all those involved in victims’ and witnesses’ services (whether commissioners, providers or users) to be able to demonstrate the efficacy and effectiveness of services – CoPaCC and the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice invite all interested parties to attend a free workshop with the following objectives:

  • to share best practice and understand how the disparate parts of the victims’ and witnesses’ experience can be refined and improved;
  • to discuss approaches to developing the market for delivering victims’ services including diversifying the types of delivery organisations; and
  • to explore tools and approaches to assessing and reviewing services against both guidance and legislation as well as local needs and priorities.

This event will take place on Tuesday June 30 from 10.30am – 3pm (including lunch).

The event will be held at the University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL (map).

If you are interested in attending this event, please click here to book via the EventBrite booking service


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