A Criminal Justice Disability Project (CJDP) was set up by the Justice Board to promote and enable accessibility of service across the criminal justice sector in Scotland for people with disabilities. The final report of the CJDP is now published by the member organisations.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has updated privacy notices.
The Lord Advocate is required, along with the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), the Scottish Prison Service and the Parole Board for Scotland, 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 of service.
Following any sudden death in Scotland, an inquiry is launched to establish the cause of death and to formally identify the deceased.
The Falkirk Procurator Fiscal’s office will reopen for business from 14 May 2018.
COPFS has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fifth year running and 15th overall in the UK in the 2018 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.
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.