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New joint protocol on domestic abuse launched

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams have launched a new Joint Protocol on domestic abuse.

Complaints Policy and Victims’ Right to Review reports released

Annual reports from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Response and Information Unit (RIU) were released today. They cover the Comments and Complaints Policy and the Victims’ Right to Review for 2015-16.

Equality recognition for COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS) has been named as Scotland’s top public sector organisation in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running. It is ranked 13th out of more than 400 organisations across the UK.

British Sign Language and the Scottish justice system

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is a member of the National Advisory Group working on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023. The Scottish Government’s consultation on the plan is now open.

Proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2017

COPFS has been ranked 13th in the Stonewall 'Top 100 Employers' list for 2017.

Review of victim care in the justice sector in Scotland

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC has welcomed the publication today of the ‘Review of victim care in the justice sector in Scotland’.

Joining international action to end violence against women

COPFS is playing its part to help raise awareness of the prevalence of all forms of gender-based violence and to galvanise action to end violence against women in our own communities and around the world.

Strong European justice co-operation must continue

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, is in Brussels to meet with Members of the European Parliament, including a number of Scottish MEPs and the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee.  He will also meet with the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the Joint Law Societies Office in Brussels. Writing for European publication ‘Euractive’ he said that strong European justice co-operation must continue. His article is published in full below.

Domestic abuse continues to be a significant issue in Scotland

COPFS figures published today show that domestic abuse continues to be a significant issue in Scotland.  Prosecutors dealt with over 34,000 charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2015-16.

COPFS proud to play its part in tackling disability hate crime

The Solicitor General for Scotland, Alison Di Rollo QC supported Police Scotland’s launch of the ‘I Am Me Cinebus’ which will be used to visit schools and communities across the country, to raise awareness and educate groups of all ages, on disability hate crime.