Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

Records the decision not to carry out an island communities impact assessment for the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. It explains why the Bill will not have a significantly different effect on island communities and describes how this assessment has been made.

Who will the Bill affect?

The Bill will primarily affect

  • victims and witnesses in criminal cases
  • vulnerable parties and witnesses in civil cases
  • people accused of crimes
  • jurors
  • justice agencies
  • third sector support organisations
  • the legal profession
  • the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB)



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