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The Crown Prosecution Service, National Police Chiefs’ council and the College of Policing has jointly published a ‘national case progression commitment’ to address current barriers to effective case progression. They note that delay, and inefficacies in the progression of cases have significant impacts of victims, witnesses, and defendants.

The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the circumstances in which the criminal justice system operates and has shone a light on the importance of timely, effective case progression. The need to continue to progress cases within the criminal justice system has produced some positive changes and innovative solutions…Effective case progression will be, now more than ever, vital to the recovery process.