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Your CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. We champion justice and the rights of victims, and work hard to make our country a safer place to live.

A Quick Guide to the Crown Prosecution Service

people gathered around a whiteboardWe are an independent prosecuting authority working closely with the police, providing advice, determining the most appropriate charges, preparing cases for court and presenting cases at court. We aim to prosecute cases firmly, fairly and effectively when there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and when it is in the public interest to do so.

Introducing the CPS

Your Local CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service has headquarters in London and York and operates under a structure of 42 Areas in England and Wales. Find out more about your local CPS.

Victims and Witnesses

We are committed to support victims and witnesses, making sure that your experience of the Criminal Justice System encourages you and others to come forward in future, bringing offenders to justice and making our country a safer place to live.

Victims and Witnesses