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Domestic abuse

COPFS is committed to tackling domestic abuse and reports of domestic abuse will always be viewed seriously. COPFS works closely with criminal justice partners and stakeholders to reassure victims that it is safe to come forward and that their cases will be dealt with professionally. 

Some areas have specialist domestic abuse courts.

In partnership challenging domestic abuse joint protocol

Joint protocol between Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service


Domestic Abuse Speeches from Conference 8th May 2014 by Solicitor General and Specialist Procurator Fiscal for Domestic Abuse:

docSol Gen Speech - COPFS Domestic Abuse Conference 8 May 2014.doc
pdfSol Gen Speech - COPFS Domestic Abuse Conference 8 May 2014.pdf



For further information please see Advice for Victims of Domestic Abuse leaflet.