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We are pleased to see the return of Baroness Newlove as the Interim Victims’ Commissioner.

Baroness Newlove, who previously served two terms as the Commissioner from 2013 to 2019, will be in post for 12 months, the Ministry of Justice announced on 16 October.

In her role as Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove will champion the voices of victims and witnesses, ensuring their concerns are heard and that the government upholds its commitments to them. As a victim of crime herself, Baroness Newlove brings personal experience of the criminal justice system to the role.