Victims’ Right to Review

The CPS has launched a new initiative called the Victims’ Right to Review Scheme, which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings. 

If you are a victim seeking to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges, discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case please click here

Local Victims' Right to Review Contact:

Email:  West Midlands

Telephone: 0121 262 1129

Post: Please send all correspondence to the Birmingham office address as shown below

Please note that the scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013.

Media Enquiries

For local and regional media enquiries please contact -

Vinny Bolina

Communications Manager

Vinny.Bolina@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone 0121 262 1531

For national media enquiries, please telephone 0203 357 0906.

Guidance for Website Visitors about the Publicising of Sentencing Outcomes

The information is made available for a limited period in order to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of the criminal justice system to the people it serves.

This information is made available solely on the basis that it is for the individual use of the person who has accessed the page.

The information on this page must not be stored, recorded, republished, or otherwise processed without the explicit agreement of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service Group.

COMPLAINTS

We aim to deal with complaints sensitively, fairly and in confidence. If your complaint is justified we will try to put the matter right, and take steps to ensure it does not happen again.

We will try to reply to your complaint within three working days of receiving your letter.

If we cannot send you a full reply within that time, we will acknowledge receipt of your letter and aim to send a full reply within ten working days.

If you wish to complain about the way a case was handled, you should write to the CPS office that originally dealt with it.
Include as much information as possible, such as the name of the defendant, the nature and date(s) of any offence(s), the court that dealt with the case, the date(s) of any hearing(s) and the police force that investigated the offence(s).

If you are not satisfied with the reply you receive from the local office, you should contact the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Area in question. He or she will take up your complaint and write back to you.

Find out more about making a complaint

Contact Us

Email

Please email Contact.Westmidlands@cps.gsi.gov.uk  if you would like more information about the work of the CPS.

Before contacting us please note:

  • We do not provide legal advice.
  • We cannot enter into email correspondence about cases.
  • If you have feedback or a complaint, please use the link on the left.
  • Do not include attachments in your email.
  • We do not offer voluntary work, internships or job shadowing placements at CPS West Midlands.
  • We are not recruiting for staff at present.

Contact Information for Defence

The following email addresses are for the sole use of defence firms who are on the Criminal Justice Secure email system (CJSM).

Please note if you have sent this email from any account other than a CJSM account we will not respond electronically to your request. Further information on CJSM

Please ensure that the following information is provided in the email:

  • SUBJECT BOX    -  Unique Reference Number (URN) and court centre.
  • BODY OF EMAIL  -  Defendant's name, date of birth, date of hearing and nature of request.

Failure to include this information will result in a delay processing your request.

Magistrates Court

For all Magistrates' Court enquiries please use the below email address:

Bham.CaseProgression@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net

Proceeds of Crime

If your query relates to a Proceeds of Crime case in the West Midlands region, then please sent your email to WestMidlands.ProceedsofCrimeUnit@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net

However, if this relates to a Complex Casework Unit prosecution, then please email them on CCUWestMidlandsGroup@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net  as they usually deal with their own Proceeds of Crime matters.

Telephone

If your query relates to a magistrates court matter for the prosecution areas of West Midlands, Warwickshire or West Mercia then please telephone - 0121 262 1300. For a Staffordshire magistrates court matter please telephone - 01782 664 500       
 
If your query relates to a Crown Court matter or cases which are being handled by the Public Protection Unit and the Complex Casework Unit, then please telephone - 0121 262 1300
 
Our lines are open Monday to Thursday - 8:30am to 5pm and Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Post

West Midlands CPS
Colmore Gate
2 Colmore Row
Birmingham B3 2QA

DX: 719540 Birmingham 45