Victim Support Scotland also undertakes campaigns to bring about change in the criminal justice system, by arguing for the rights of victims and witnesses in Scotland. Our Manifesto provides information on what specific changes Victim Support Scotland would like to see over the next four years.
This year during Victims Awareness Month in February we are challenging everyone in the organisation to walk, run, cycle or swim a mile to raise awareness of victims and witnesses of crime.
We continually provide our views to the Scottish Government and Parliament on proposed reforms. Take a look at our current consultations for details on what we are working on at the moment, and to find out ways in which you can get involved in the consultation process.
Previous successful campaigns have included our “Campaign for Change”, in which we used our experience of supporting victims and witnesses to advocate for their best interests in the introduction of new legislation. More information can be found the Our Achievements section of the website.
To further improve the situation for those affected by crime in Scotland, Victim Support Scotland is encouraging partnerships with other organisations and research institutes to research the needs of victims in the aftermath of crime.
To know our views on recent proposals and consultation papers, take a look at our resources page, which will provide you with our consultation responses and video evidence. You can also read copies of our newsletter, the VOICE, here.