The first ever Victims’ Commissioner for London, Claire Waxman, was appointed by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. The Commissioner will help improve the experience of victims of crime in the capital and the criminal justice process., alongside a three-year £47m investment in services to better support them.
This role is fulfilling a key Mayoral manifesto commitment and will provide survivors with a voice, ensuring that their needs are met by services in the capital: Working with victims, central government, the Met Police, Crown Prosecution Service and the Ministry of Justice.
Sadiq Khan said: “Crime can have a profound and lasting impact on victims, and it is essential that they are able to access the right support to help them recover. As London’s first Victims Commissioner, Claire Waxman will stand up for survivors of crime across the capital, making sure their voices are heard and that their needs are at the heart of our policing and criminal services. By investing in these services, we can help ensure victims have faith and confidence in our criminal justice system, and that they get the support they need to move on.”