posted on October 20, 2011 14:09
It has been announced that up to £1million a year will be seized from prisoners’ pay packets and used to fund victim support services.
The money will go to the national charity Victim Support and pay for new support services, helping victims to recover from the trauma of crime and forcing criminals to take responsibility for the harm they have caused.
Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, said: 'Helping victims to find their strength after crime is our number one priority. We will use the money from this initiative to deliver real, practical support for victims and communities. Getting prisoners working and developing workplace skills should help them on the path to reform. This will be very much welcomed by victims as they are united in wanting offenders to stop committing crimes.'