Police seeking views on parole process

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 March 2018

Sue Mountstevens

Sue Mountstevens

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary are seeking the views of people affected by the parole process in the region.

It comes after a national review of the process has been ordered by the Ministry of Justice and supported by victims’ commissioner Baroness Newlove.

The review will look into how effectively parole involves victims, how transparent the process should be and whether the victims contact scheme provides adequate support.

It comes after national coverage of taxi driver John Worboys being granted parole.

Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, said: “It is vital for people to have their voices heard, particularly those who have experienced the parole process or the victims contact scheme.

“I hope people get the chance to shape the services which affect them and their recovery.”

The survey can be completed at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VictimContactSchemeSurvey before March 14.

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