Victims and Witnesses

Victims' Right to Review (VRR)

There will inevitably be some circumstances when the prosecution has to make a decision to discontinue or substantially alter a charge in a case. 

When this happens we will tell victims what we have done and why. In some of the more serious cases we will offer to meet the victim to explain our decision. 

Victims have the right to request a review of a decision to discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case.  Details of how to request such a review can be found here http://www.cps.gov.uk/victims_witnesses/

Please note that the scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013.