Solicitor General launches specialist training for new Act
Scotland’s prosecutors have begun training in preparation for new domestic abuse legislation which is due to come into force in 2019
Scotland’s prosecution service to recruit 140 additional staff
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have been given additional in-year budget of £3.6million to fund the recruitment up to 140 permanent staff.
Improving the criminal justice experience for sexual crime victims
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and Rape Crisis Scotland to help improve the criminal justice system for sexual crime victims.
Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol
The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.