National Stalking Awareness Week - how our Victim Information and Advice service bridges the gap
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.
COPFS shows commitment to employees with life-limiting illness
On 24 March 2022, COPFS leaders and trade union representatives showed their commitment to supporting colleagues with life-limiting illness.
Ashley Edwards QC named as principal Crown counsel
The Lord Advocate has appointed Ashley Edwards QC to be principal Crown counsel and lead the advocate depute team in the prosecution of serious crime.
Lord Advocate welcomes publication of review into prosecution of criminal allegations against police
The publication of a review into how the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service manages criminal allegations against the police has been welcomed by the Lord Advocate.
Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2020-21
A report on Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland 2020-21 was published providing information on charges reported to the Procurator Fiscal and identified as relating to Domestic Abuse.
COPFS committed to tackling Hate Crime
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has reaffirmed the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s robust approach to tackling hate crime following the publication of new figures on the issue.
Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses - Annual Report
The Lord Advocate is required to publish Standards of Service for victims and witnesses each year and to publish an annual report in relation to the fulfilment of those standards.
Publication of Securing Justice: Our Strategic Plan 2020-23 and Business Plan for 2020-21
Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published Securing Justice: Strategic Plan for 2020-23, along with the COPFS business plan for 2020-21.
COPFS revises Sensitive Personal Records Policy
THE Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has revised its internal policy on the recovery of sensitive personal records of rape victims for use as evidence.
Crown Office cash boost to clear post-mortem backlog
COPFS can confirm an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports that are impacting upon a large number of bereaved families in Scotland.