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Consultation Responses 2017

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.

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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

Consultation Responses 2018

Consultation Responses 2016

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