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National Stalking Awareness Week - how our Victim Information and Advice service bridges the gap

Apr 2022

The Victim Information and Advice service (VIA) within COPFS supports vulnerable people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in the criminal justice process.  It also provides information and advice to next of kin in sudden or unexplained deaths.

Dedicated VIA officers become the point of contact for these individuals, offering guidance and advice as they go through a system that may seem confusing and unfamiliar.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Apr 2022
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have an impact on the Scottish criminal justice system. COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice while respecting the public health guidance. Read more ...

COPFS shows commitment to employees with life-limiting illness

Mar 2022

On 24 March 2022, COPFS leaders and trade union representatives showed their commitment to supporting colleagues with life-limiting illness. They came together to sign the ‘Dying to Work’ charter, an initiative promoted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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