Apply to have decision reviewed
The Victims' Right to Review (VRR) scheme gives victims the right to request a review of a Police decision not to prosecute a suspect.
The right of a victim to request a review arises where the police:
- Make a decision not to bring proceedings in cases where the police have authority to charge; or
- Make a decision that the case does not meet the 'appropriate test' for referral to the CPS for a charging decision.
As a victim of crime if you feel that your case has not been handled appropriately under the above circumstances, you have the right to request a review of your case.
How can victims exercise the right under the scheme?
You can use the online contact form.
When writing your objection, please do so in full- including as much detail about the case as possible such as:
- Occurrence or Crime Number/Unique file reference number
- People involved
- The outcome you would like from the review.
By email: You can email the Horizon Victim and Witness Care team at: [email protected]
By writing: to Police Headquarters : Horizon Victim and Witness Care, London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DN.
By phoning: the Horizon Victim and Witness Care team on non-emergency number 101 and extension 61157.