Motion: Appointment of a Victims of Crime Commissioner – Monday 5 October 2020

MLAs Doug Beattie and Robbie Butler propose a motion asking that the Assembly agrees that all victims of crime deserve to receive the same support following a criminal offence and during any judicial proceedings and calls on the Minister of Justice to conduct a feasibility study into the appointment of a Victims of Crime Commissioner who would act as a focal point, champion and advocate and bring forward best practice in dealing with, and supporting, victims of crime. MLAs discuss the motion before Justice Minister Naomi Long speaks on the issue.