Any victim in a case where a qualifying decision has been made, is entitled to seek a review of that decision under the scheme.
A victim is defined, as follows: 'a person who has suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by a criminal conduct'.
The right of a victim to request a review arises where the police:
Once notified of the police decision not to bring a prosecution the victim has the right to contact the police either in writing, by phone or by email.
**Please note that this scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 1st April 2015**
There are six potential outcomes of a review:
The following cases do not fall within the scope of police VRR:
If the victim remains dissatisfied with outcome of the police review and wishes to pursue the matter further, they may apply to the High Court for a judicial review.