Pilot programme to offer free counselling to jurors impacted by trials

In a move to better support jurors, the government has announced a pilot programme offering free counselling to those who experience emotional distress after serving on difficult cases. This first-of-its-kind initiative aims to assess how best to assist jurors. The programme will provide six free counselling sessions with specialists, along with a 24/7 helpline for initial support, guidance, and information.