Guidance on requesting a review of a no prosecution decision

01 October 2017
Guidance literature

The public should be able to rely on decisions as to prosecution taken by the PPS. Generally, if the PPS tells a suspect that there will not be a prosecution, that is the end of the matter and the case will not start again.

However, if you are the victim of a crime, we understand the impact this can have on you, your family and your way of life. That’s why you have a right to ask us to review a decision we have taken not to prosecute. 

The guide below sets out the steps you should take to make such a request.