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Help us to build equality into our work

We are seeking your views on our plans for building equality into our work as an employer and a public prosecutor. Please email your comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 18 April 2017.

COPFS Enquiry Point telephone line now available

A cable fault which stopped telephone contact with the COPFS Enquiry Point on 6 April has been fixed. We apologise for the inconvenience this caused.

The Enquiry Point can be contacted on: 01389 739 557

New joint protocol on domestic abuse launched

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams have launched a new Joint Protocol on domestic abuse.

Complaints Policy and Victims’ Right to Review reports released

Annual reports from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Response and Information Unit (RIU) were released today. They cover the Comments and Complaints Policy and the Victims’ Right to Review for 2015-16.

Equality recognition for COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS) has been named as Scotland’s top public sector organisation in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running. It is ranked 13th out of more than 400 organisations across the UK.

British Sign Language and the Scottish justice system

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is a member of the National Advisory Group working on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023. The Scottish Government’s consultation on the plan is now open.

Proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2017

COPFS has been ranked 13th in the Stonewall 'Top 100 Employers' list for 2017.

Review of victim care in the justice sector in Scotland

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC has welcomed the publication today of the ‘Review of victim care in the justice sector in Scotland’.

Joining international action to end violence against women

COPFS is playing its part to help raise awareness of the prevalence of all forms of gender-based violence and to galvanise action to end violence against women in our own communities and around the world.

Strong European justice co-operation must continue

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, is in Brussels to meet with Members of the European Parliament, including a number of Scottish MEPs and the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee.  He will also meet with the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the Joint Law Societies Office in Brussels. Writing for European publication ‘Euractive’ he said that strong European justice co-operation must continue. His article is published in full below.