Victims and Witnesses
Championing justice and defending the rights of victims, fairly, firmly and effectively is at the heart of all we do.
What happens when you are a Victim or Witness?
Being a victim or a witness to a crime is not easy, but, with your help, we work hard to bring offenders to justice. Throughout the justice process we will support you and treat you with dignity.
From reporting the crime to passing sentence we explain what happens, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service and what you can expect from us.
Victims' Right to Review
The CPS has launched a new initiative called the Victims' Right to Review Scheme, which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings.
If you are a victim seeking to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges, discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case please visit the Victims' Right to Review page in this section
Please note that the scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after the 5 June 2013.