Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions

Detailed study reveals more hate crimes prosecuted by the CPS than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now prosecuting a record number of hate crimes. In the past year, the CPS has prosecuted 15,442 hate crimes, representing a 4.8% rise on the previous year (2014-2015), which also saw a 4.7% increase from the year before that (2013-2014). The...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
Alison Saunders: the Director of Public Prosecutions

DPP boosts support for victims of criminality by moving CPS paralegal staff to Crown Courts

Alison Saunders – the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – is boosting the support offered to victims and witnesses at Crown Court proceedings by ensuring that the vital service offered by dedicated Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) paralegal staff is provided...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015