Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017



Amendment of section 20 of Criminal Justice Act 1951

27. Section 20 of the Criminal Justice Act 1951 is amended—

(a) in subsection (4), by the substitution of “of that person or a support worker chosen by a person referred to in paragraph (b)” for “of that person”, and

(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (6):

“(7) In this section, ‘support worker’ means a volunteer of, or an individual employed under a contract of service or under a contract for services by, an organisation which provides support to victims of crime.”.