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Victims and Witnesses

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Victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system and we take our duties to victims and witnesses very seriously. Being fair and being seen to be fair are the cornerstones of everything we do. We aim to be transparent in what we do and keep you informed of our decisions.

Find out more about what happens when you are a victim or witness


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We consult with the public, community groups, the voluntary sector and other agencies about the way we do our work. You can help us to be better informed, fairer and more representative by participating in our consultations.

Latest Public Consultation

There are currently no active consultations but if you visit the consultations section of our website you can see the results of previous consultations.

Legal Resources

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We publish detailed information about the way we work and the way we make decisions. In the Legal Resources section you can find detailed legal guidance, The Code for Crown Prosecutors and further information about how we make decisions, the way we carry out our duties and how we spend public money.

Find out more about how we work and make decisions

Conditional Cautioning Data

In 2009 the Director of Public Prosecutions published The Public Prosecution Service - Setting the Standard that called for a coherent and consistent, transparent, monitored legislative system for the use of all out of court disposals. The CPS is committed to ensuring that its involvement in the diversion process is transparent; and therefore on 1st March 2010 it began to publish Conditional Cautioning data on a quarterly basis. The last issue includes data from Quarter 4, 2009/2010. The next issue will show data from Q1 2010/11 and will be published on 9th August 2010.

Read more about Conditional Cautioning data