7. 11 The Crown Prosecution Service

In 2007, for the second year running, the CPS achieved the highest score across all government departments in the annual End Violence Against Women independent analysis of Government departmental initiatives – ‘Making the Grade’. Domestic violence is now addressed under the ‘Violence Against Women’ umbrella having previously being considered under Hate Crime. During 2007-08 the CPS developed the first government department Violence Against Women Strategy with national action plans for 2008-2011.

A permanent external consultation group has been established to advise the CPS on VAW issues.