Victims' Right to Review (VRR)
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;
- Make a decision that the case does not meet the Threshold Test for referral to the CPS for a charging decision
Police Victims' Right to Review (VRR) will only apply to decisions that were made on or after 1st April 2015. The scheme does not apply retrospectively to decision taken before that date.
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?
Online - (Preferred method of contact)
You can use the contact form below. 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
As an alternative to completing the online form - please submit your objection in writing, by phone or by email:
By writing to the Criminal Justice Department at the below address : -
Criminal Justice Department
West Yorkshire Police Headquarters
By telephoning West Yorkshire Police Criminal Justice Department using the non-emergency number : - 101
You can email the Criminal Justice Department at : - firstname.lastname@example.org