The Review will consider the ‘complainant’s journey’, from the initial complaint through to the point of court disposal. It will take appropriate account of the views of individuals and victims’ organisations, legal practitioners, and the criminal justice organisations involved in the conduct of such cases.
The purpose of the Review is to determine whether current arrangements deliver the best outcomes for victims, defendants and justice; and to make recommendations for improvements.
The Criminal Justice Board has commissioned an independent review of the arrangements to deliver justice in serious sexual offence cases. A former Lord Justice of Appeal, the Right Honourable Sir John Gillen, will lead the review supported by an Advisory Panel.