Victim Notification Scheme (VNS): independent review

Report of the independent review of the Victim Notification Scheme (VNS). The VNS provides eligible victims information about an offender’s release, and the chance to make representations about parole decisions.

Section 1: Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the assistance this Review has received from the Secretariat provided by the Scottish Government Justice Directorate, who provided us with prompt and very efficient support, whilst scrupulously keeping an objective position, apart from their other responsibilities. We also acknowledge the cooperation of the agencies who are charged with delivering the Victim Notification Scheme, the Victim Support organisations, Victim Support Europe and international counterparts and last but not least, some victims themselves, who gave us their experiences, often at some emotional cost.



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