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Supporting Justice website launched

21 May 2017

Supporting Justice is a community interest company that works predominantly in the criminal justice arena, specialising in issues affecting victims, witnesses and their needs. Their current work includes supporting Citizens Advice in the delivery of the witness service; a service for all witnesses in criminal courts in England and Wales. We have recently been working on the redesign of the witness service, the development of internal and externally facing policy and procedures, and the design and delivery of training for their almost 2,500 volunteers delivering the service. We have additionally worked with the Commission for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland, providing audit and assessment functions and we are developing our work in this area and in the area of commissioned services.

 

Supporting Justice (SJ) brings unrivalled experience of the end to end victim and witness journey that includes the political, the policy and the operational environments. Supporting Justice has operated in the sector in a variety of senior and challenging roles for over twenty years.  Their work is grounded in this real life experience that drives the ambition that improvement is both necessary and possible. This mix of ambition and realism can help organisations and agencies to utilise their expertise to deliver better services for victims and witnesses and drive solutions that are pragmatic and impactful.

 

SJ work effectively and efficiently and are able to review and audit services provided to victims and witnesses. They seek to  identify and help develop good practice and, where weaknesses are identified, can make clear and well-focused recommendations for improvement and help organisations have real confidence in the effectiveness of services they are funding or delivering.

 

SJ has worked with the Commission for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland. Their initial work, auditing and assessing the services offered to victims and survivors and making key recommendations, was well received and the recommendations were accepted in full by the Northern Ireland executive and assembly. The work involved engagement with many groups and individuals who had been deeply affected, both physically and emotionally by the conflict/troubles in Northern Ireland. SJ was able to deliver a fresh, people focused approach to how those in need of help and support are treated. 

 

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