The Commissioner for Victims of Crime provides a voice to victims of crime in Northern Ireland. It monitors criminal justice organisations to make sure victims of crime get their entitlements under the Victim Charter. It reviews how the Victim Charter works and is delivered within criminal justice organisations to improve how victims of crime get their entitlements.
The Victims of Crime Commission was established to:
- provide a voice for all victims of crime;
- identify, promote, encourage and issue guidance on good practice;
- review the adequacy and effectiveness of law and practice;
- review the operation and delivery of Charter entitlements;
- direct complaints and monitor outcomes;
- advise and make recommendations; and
- undertake or commission research.
A Society where victims of all crime feel valued and have rights to protection, participation, support and redress.