Info Sheet 86: Policy Refocus at COPFS

Reflecting a number of recommendations made in the Thematic Review on the Prosecution of Young People in Scotland, changes have been made to the way that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) initially process, mark and respond to cases they receive from Police Scotland and other Specialist Reporting Agencies. These developments could have a significant impact upon the processes experienced – and ultimate disposal received – by those who come into conflict with the law, avoiding unnecessary criminalisation of children and young people. They could impact upon the organisational tasks, routines and structures of social work services, although this is yet to be seen.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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