2017 has been an interesting and busy year for the policy team at Victim Support Scotland.
We responded to consultations, assisted our partners directly in the work they do to ensure the criminal justice sector is fit for victims and witnesses of crime, advanced our user survey, compiled numerous internal and external briefings and reports, and we even hosted a conference on hate crime!
Below is just a sample of some of the main consultations we responded to in 2017. To view our consultation responses from 2016, click here.
If you have any questions about any of the content, you can get in touch with us at email@example.com.
|12 January 2017||Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill||Justice Committee|
|19 May 2017||Electronic Monitoring||Scottish Government|
|07 June 2017||Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill||Justice Committee|
|17 July 2017||Law in Relation to Abusive and Threatening Behaviour||Petitions Committee|
|26 July 2017||Equally Safe||Scottish Government|
|26 July 2017||The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Repeal Bill||Justice Committee|
|31 August 2017||Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities||The Lord Advocate|
|27 September 2017||Pre-Recording of Evidence (child and vulnerable witnesses)||Justice Committee|
|5 October 2017||Sentencing Council Guidelines||Scottish Government|
|11 October 2017||Parole Reform||Scottish Government|
|11 October 2017||Prisoner Voting||Equalities and Human Rights Committee|
|13 November 2017||Hate Crime Legislation||The Right Hon Lord Bracadale|
|22 November 2017||Proposed Draft Police Act 1997 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2018||Disclosure Scotland|
|4 December 2017||Scrutiny of COPFS Budget||Scottish Government|
|6 December 2017||Prisoner Voting – Supplementary||Equalities and Human Rights Committee|