EVAW and Rape Crisis responds to CPS report on disclosure of evidence in rape cases

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW), along with partners including the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition (of which it is a member), has expressed serious concerns about the failure of the CPS to consider the impact of disclosure practice on victims and survivors. At a time when reports of rape and serious sexual offences to the police are at an all-time high, and the number of cases being charged and reaching court are not increasing anywhere near proportionally, RCEW questions why excessive focus is being placed on a technical issue that affects, by the CPS' own calculations, just 1% of serious sexual offence cases. Read the full response here. 

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