Dame Vera Baird: Victims' champion resigns, claiming her role was sidelined

Dame Vera Baird: Victims' champion resigns, claiming her role was sidelined

Dame Vera Baird: Victims' champion resigns, claiming her role was sidelined By June Kelly Home affairs correspondent, BBC News - Published The Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales, Dame Vera Baird, has resigned, accusing the government of downgrading victims' needs, and sidelining the role. In a powerfully worded letter to the new justice secretary, Brandon Lewis, Dame Vera describes the criminal justice system as being "in chaos". Mr Lewis replaced Dominic Raab as justice secretary earlier this month. In response, …