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Act is amended

Media Release

Act is amended

The Victims’ Rights Act (VRA) 2002, that sets out the minimum standards for all those working with victims, was amended and came into force in December 2014. The changes have been made to

 enhance the rights of all victims, particularly victims of serious crimes
 provide better support to victims of crime
 provide more opportunities for victims to be involved in criminal justice processes.

Victim Support is developing a training resource to ensure staff are fully aware of the changes that are required by the Act.

You can read a summary of the amendments here.