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Victim Support responds to appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary

15 July 2016

Victim Support responds to the appointment of Liz Truss as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Mark Castle, Chief Executive at independent charity Victim Support, said:

“Victim Support would like to congratulate Liz Truss on her appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

“The criminal justice system must do more to meet the needs of victims and witnesses, from improving communications about case progress and bringing down the unacceptably long waiting times for trial, to ensuring that the Victims’ Code is properly monitored and enforced.

"We look forward to working with the Justice Secretary to address these challenges and ensure that victims are truly put at the heart of the criminal justice system and treated with the respect they deserve.”

 

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