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.
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CPS Successes of the month
A new section has been launched on the website to let the public know about the excellent work our lawyers, caseworkers and support staff do on a daily basis.
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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
Public consultation on Draft CPS Guidance on Speaking to Witnesses at Court
The aim of this consultation is to ask for responses to the draft guidance which sets out the role played by prosecutors at or before court in ensuring that witnesses give their best evidence. This is a core part of the prosecutor's job and will, if done properly, impact positively on both the quality of the witness's evidence in court and the perception of the service they receive from the CPS.
The draft guidance gives our prosecutors clarity on what is expected of them in supporting victims and witnesses at court.
You can also download the consultation document - Draft CPS Guidance on Speaking to Witnesses at Court from this site.
We welcome your comments by midnight on 16 March 2015.
We publish detailed information about the way we work and the way we make decisions. In the Prosecution Policy and Guidance 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.
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