IfJ is delighted to learn that Honorary Member Joyce Plotnikoff was awarded a justly deserved DBE in the New Year Honours List in recognition of her work in support of vulnerable people within the criminal justice system, and of the Witness Intermediary Scheme. The citation reads:Joyce Plotnikoff has shown extraordinary dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable witnesses. Her early advice included the Young Witness Pack and a film for judges demonstrating good practice in child witness cases.H er research has underpinned improvements in case management. Her toolkits on cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses and defendants are referenced here and in other adversarial jurisdictions.In 2013 Joyce received an Administration of Justice Award from the US Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association."
On behalf of IfJ members, the committee offers Joyce our warmest congratulations! Joyce is pictured here at our launch event on 10th December 2014.