Victim Support responds to CPS victim review announcement
Published: 27 July 2012
- 27 July 2012
Commenting on the announcement by the Director of Public Prosecutions that all victims of crime will have the right to a review of their case if the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided not to prosecute anyone, Assistant Chief Executive of Victim Support, Adam Pemberton, said: "This is really good news for victims. The criminal justice system hasn’t always done a great job of keeping victims informed.
"This is a big step forward in making a key part of the system more open and transparent for those most affected by crime.
"Our only concern would be if large numbers of appeals result in delays and potential backlogs at court so it’s essential the new system is well resourced to keep cases moving along quickly."