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  1. 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.

    28 Apr 2022 COPFS corporate
  2. 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.

    31 Mar 2022 COPFS corporate
  3. 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.

    02 Feb 2022 COPFS corporate
  4. 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.

    09 Sep 2021 COPFS corporate
  5. 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.

    07 Sep 2021 COPFS corporate
  6. 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.

    11 Jun 2021 COPFS corporate
  7. 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.

    10 May 2021 COPFS corporate
  8. 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.

    07 Aug 2020 COPFS corporate
  9. 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.

    09 Jun 2020 COPFS corporate
  10. 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.

    30 Dec 2019 COPFS corporate