Yorkshire and Humberside Chief Prosecutor Comments on Victim's Right of Review

05/06/2013

Yorkshire and Humberside’s Chief Crown Prosecutor Martin Goldman comments on the Victim’s Right of Review launched today:

He said: "The Victim's Right of Review allows victims to request a second opinion where we have made a decision to not start, or to stop, a prosecution. It not only demonstrates how attitudes to victims have changed; it also clearly shows how the CPS has changed. These reviews will be an entirely fresh examination of all the evidence and circumstances of a case.

"We are an open, honest and accountable organisation which is not afraid to admit its mistakes and put them right. Any victim of crime, which includes bereaved family members or other representatives, can now ask the CPS to look again at a case following a decision not to charge, to discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence."

To find out more about the Victims Right of Review click here.