NEWS & VIEWS
Breaking Point: the re-traumatisation of rape and sexual abuse survivors in the Crown Courts backlog
Rape Crisis England & Wales release a new report, ‘Breaking Point: the re-traumatisation of rape and sexual abuse survivors in the Crown Courts backlog’, which outlines the crisis in the Crown Courts that has led to a record high backlog of 7859 sexual offence cases, and 1851 adult rape cases.
The report features several case studies that convey the immense impact of trial delays on victims and survivors, and makes a number of recommendations for improvements.
You can read the report here.
Amelia - RCEW Head of Policy and Public Affairs, spoke to Women's Hour about the issues, listen here.