Today AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse), with the support of the Victims’ Commissioner Vera Baird QC, launches its petition to request that the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme covers coercive control. The Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme allows anyone to complain to the Attorney General that a sentence is too low. But it does not include […]
When Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) started in England and Wales in April 2011, almost all of the reviews in the next few years, followed homicides which could unambiguously be described as domestic. Since then, in AAFDA, we have been working to improve the quality of these reviews and developed a model, unique in the world, […]
Inadequate status for victims of crime is not uncommonly experienced in the journey from offence to the, sometimes, life-long aftermath. It starts because the offender has not respected the victim, in effect, conferring low status. It continues in court where there is no advocate for the victims or their families, just one for the defendant […]
May I invite you to please consider responding to the Government consultation online, there are two questions where you could help AAFDA if you think we have been helpful to you. Here’s the link to access the consultation.