Contribute to our inspection into domestic abuse cases
The views and experiences of individuals and organisations affected by the work of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are central to our scrutiny activity.
Our current inspection into domestic abuse at sheriff summary level will examine how well COPFS is fulfilling its obligations and commitments to victims in domestic abuse cases. This will include how well COPFS keeps victims informed throughout the life of a case, how victims are engaged and involved in the justice process, and the extent to which COPFS takes steps to ensure victims are supported and protected. We will also give special consideration to child witnesses in domestic abuse cases.
We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations who have experience of engaging or interacting with COPFS in relation to domestic abuse at sheriff summary level.
Please note that HM Inspectorate of Prosecution cannot investigate individual cases on your behalf. We are keen, however, to listen to your experiences of the prosecution process in domestic abuse cases – whether you were:
- a victim or a child witness
- an organisation that supports victims and witnesses
- another justice partner, such as a defence agent or other interested party.
Please get in touch if you would like to share your experience with us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.