The CPS is conducting a public consultation on the draft guidance on pre-trial therapy which replaces and combines earlier guidance the “Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses Prior to a Criminal Trial” and the “Provision of Therapy for Vulnerable or Intimidated Adult Witnesses prior to a Criminal Trial”, 2002.
Alison Saunders CB, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today launched a consultation on a proposed new edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors (the Code). The Code is used on a daily basis by prosecutors and the police when deciding whether or a not a suspect should be charged with a criminal offence.
We are publishing revised public policy statements on offences involving hostility on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime. We are also publishing the first public policy statement on Crimes Against Disabled People.