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?

Apply online

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:

  • Time/date
  • 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.