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Public Prosecution Service: Fair, fearless and effective

In this film the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC talks about his plans for taking forward the 'public prosecution service' to meet the challenges of the 21st century. He explains the changed role of the organisation and the importance of introducing public-facing core quality standards.

Conviction rate increases

"Whatever the crime the decision to charge a suspect is important to the alleged offender, the victim(s), any witnesses and the community." Keir Starmer, DPP

Community prosecutors will help deliver modern prosecution service

Message from Keir Starmer: From June prosecutors will adopt a 'Community Prosecutor' approach, using creative strategies to help address some of the more negative issues facing our neighbourhoods.

Open Justice

Keir Starmer talks to reporter Piers Hopkirk about his vision for a modern transparent Crown Prosecution Service.

Justice awards

Staff and volunteers across the Criminal Justice System (CJS) are being called on to get involved in this years Justice Awards, the annual campaign to recognise outstanding achievement by CJS staff and volunteers. Anyone working or volunteering in the CJS, which includes the Crown Prosecution Service, can nominate or be nominated.
The nomination period runs to 27th July and details can be found at the CJS Justice awards website.

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