If you have been a victim of crime and a decision has been taken by us not to prosecute, you have the right to request a review of that decision.
A similar scheme is also run by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), where a victim can request a review of a decision taken by the CPS not to continue with a prosecution.
You can request a review if you are a:
You can request a review if the police have:
You can’t request a review if:
You can request a review of a police decision not to prosecute within 3 months of the date of the decision.
You can do this online by filling in the Victim Right to Review Request Form.
Or you can write to Victim’s Right to Review at:Criminal Justice Support Unit
When requesting a review by post, include:
Once a request is received, we will let you know that we have received it by sending an acknowledgement letter within 10 days.
If the request meets the eligibility criteria, we will allocate it to be investigated by an officer who has not been involved in the case.
We will respond to you in writing with the outcome of our review within 30 days of us receiving your request, unless you have asked us not to write.
Following a review, the original decision can be found: