If you choose to take part in the Victim Contact Scheme you will be given a Victim Liaison Officer (VLO ) who will act as your point of contact in the probation trust. A VLO works with victims who are in the Victim Contact Scheme (see below). They keep victims informed about important stages in the offender's sentence.
They also make sure that the victim's views and worries are shared with the prison or Parole Board when they are discussing whether to release the offender. The Parole Board is an organisation that decides whether certain offenders can safely be released from prison.