Alex was at the Despatch Box to take the Victims and Prisoners Bill through its second reading.
This vital piece of legislation will fundamentally transform victims’ experience of the criminal justice system ensuring that victims of crime are central to our justice system.
Legislation will enshrine the principles of the Victims’ Code in law; give ministers powers to direct the inspection of justice agencies that are failing victims and create better oversight of those agencies.
Alex took the opportunity to pay tribute to GRASAC (Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) for the work they do to support people affected by rape, sexual assault and abuse.
"We want victims going through the justice system to feel listened to, supported, informed, and to be treated fairly, properly, and with dignity.
"Our reforms will improve the experience for victims from the first meeting with a police officer to the support they get in court. and we will refocus the parole system on its overriding duty to protect the public from violent and sexual criminals."
To watch a video of Alex explaining the Victims and Prisoners Bill, please click HERE.