The Victim Protection Board (The Board) is established by section 31 of the Victim Protection Act, 2014. The Act was enacted on 4th September 2014, to give effect to Article 50 (9) of the Constitution. The Act provides for the protection of victims of crime and for reparation, compensation, special protection for vulnerable victims and the development of a mechanism for dissemination of information and provision of support services.
The Board is mandated to advise the Cabinet Secretary responsible for matters relating to Justice on inter Agency activities aimed at protecting victims of crime. The board is also charged with the implementation of preventive, protective and rehabilitative programmes of victims of crime.