Our Reports

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period

Published: 06 May 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period

Published: 12 April 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 05 April 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 24 March 2022

This report covers our inspection activity for the year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Published: 23 March 2022

A joint inspection by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that a lack of collaboration between the police and prosecutors has led to delays and poor communication with victims. Inspectors found that on average, 706 days elapsed from the date of reporting an […]

Published: 25 February 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework. Each Area will be subject to a baseline inspection and follow-up inspection within a three-year period.

Published: 17 February 2022

Effective communication with victims and witnesses is essential to make them feel valued within the criminal justice system, and to build public confidence.

Published: 27 January 2022

Custody time limits ensure that accused persons are not deprived of their liberty for longer than is reasonable. If there is an expectation that the case will not be finalised within the custody time limit, the CPS can apply to extend the time limit.

Published: 16 December 2021

In 2009, the Bradley Report (Bradley, 2009) provided a comprehensive review of the experience of  a person with mental health and learning disabilities in the criminal justice system (CJS).

Published: 17 November 2021