What is the Victim Notification Scheme?
The Victim Notification Scheme for mentally disordered offenders became operational in September 2017. It is a statutory scheme. It seeks to make sure that victims of a mentally disordered offender can, if they wish, be made aware of information about that offender and have the opportunity to make representations before certain decisions are taken about that offender. The scheme is intended to improve public safety, help prevent crime and disorder, and, by bringing the rights of victims of mentally disordered offenders into line with victims of other offenders, promote victims' rights.
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