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Publications

Printable resources by COPFS to support and advise those involved in a criminal case or death investigation.

  1. An introduction to the Scottish Criminal Justice System (Easy read)

    A guide to the Scottish Criminal Justice System for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  2. Contacting Victim Information and Advice (VIA) (Easy read)

    How to contact our Victim Information and Advice (VIA) service. Aimed at those with a learning difficulty.

    Easy read Published: 06 Apr 2017
  3. Defence recovery of sensitive personal records

    Victim Information and Advice (VIA) leaflet for witnesses who have been advised that access to their sensitive personal records is required as part of a case.

    Victims and witnesses Published: 29 Jun 2020
  4. Defence recovery of sensitive personal records (Easy read)

    An easy read booklet explaining why the defence might need to see all or some of your personal records during a criminal case.

    Easy read Published: 16 Dec 2020
  5. Finding out more about why someone died (Easy read)

    An easy read booklet that tells you what will happen if COPFS looks into why someone in your family died.

    Easy read Published: 12 Oct 2017
  6. How to make a complaint to COPFS (Easy read)

    This booklet tells you how you can make a complaint to COPFS if you are unhappy about something.

    Easy read Published: 25 Mar 2019
  7. Information about Criminal Justice Social Work Services (Easy read)

    This guide provides information about Criminal Justice Social Work Services for people with a learning disability.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  8. Information about Health and Social Work Services (Easy read)

    This guide provides information about Health and Social Work Services support for people with a learning disability.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  9. Information about Prosecution and Defence (Easy read)

    This guide provides information about Prosecution and Defence for people with a learning disability.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  10. Information about court (Easy read)

    A guide to attending court for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011