Baroness Helen Newlove is the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales. She became a campaigner after her husband, Garry Newlove, was murdered by several youths in 2007. She is currently in her second term as Victims’ Commissioner and will be serving in the post until 2019.
The Victims’ Commissioner role is to promote the interests of victims and witnesses; encourage good practice in the treatment of victims and witnesses; and keep under review the operation of the Code of Practice for Victims.
Baroness Newlove published a report on RJ in 2014 and in 2016 issued a review of restorative justice, consisting of two parts:
Part 1 of the review examines and assesses the quality of service RJ providers are delivering;
Part 2 focuses on victims’ experiences of RJ services.
She appeared on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 on 22 July 2018 with a repeat at 09:00 on 27 July. This will be available as a podcast after the programme.