Changing the Future for Victims of Crime?
Today it is the turn of the Liberal Democrats to launch their Manifesto ahead of the General Election on 8th June. Titled ‘Change Britain’s Future’ the Manifesto sets out the party’s approach across all policy areas.
The chapter headed ‘Defend Right’s, Promote Justice and Equalities’ states that under leader Tim Farron the party would:
- Introduce a Victims’ Bill of Rights that will create a single point of contact for victims in the criminal justice system, increase victims’ access to information about their cases, and give victims the right to request restorative justice rather than a prison sentence. [p75]
Director of Why me? Lucy Jaffé said:
“It is positive to see direct reference to the victims right to request participation in restorative justice included in the manifesto.
Why me? considers Restorative Justice to be appropriate across all offences including those for which prison sentences are handed down.”
Will Restorative Justice feature in the Conservative manifesto? Why me? will be analysing the party’s manifesto when it is published later this week and sharing a summary on the news page.