The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, Dame Vera Baird QC is asking victims of rape to share their experiences of the criminal justice system.
The VC has launched her research by publishing a request for information in the form of a questionnaire. The VC is asking anyone who has been the victim of rape - and who feels able to - to tell her about their personal experience of the criminal justice system.
It does not matter how far the offence progressed in the system, the VC wants to know about what happens at every stage. Researchers from the VC’s team will analyse the responses and produce a report which will be published in the autumn. The research is independent of the Government’s ‘End to End Rape Review’ which is continuing.
LRC adopts a feminist perspective that recognised that sexual violence is a crime of violence and abuse of power. By working to feminist principles, LRC further recognised that the women in never to blame for abuse she has experienced.
LRC provides a female environment which is a safe and supportive that allows personal growth and through giving the women and girls confidence to talk about any fears or struggles that have arose from the abuse, or that may arise from everyday life.