Reasons for decisions

Victims, witnesses, bereaved family members or other persons with a legitimate interest in a case may ask the DPP for the reasons behind a prosecution decision such as why a case was discontinued, why a case was resolved a certain way or why the DPP has decided not to appeal against a sentence imposed by a judge.

A request for reasons may be declined in some circumstances, such as where the giving of the reasons by the DPP would interfere with an ongoing police investigation or would prejudice a current or future court case.  The reasons why a request would be declined can be found in the DPP Policy.
Requests to the DPP can be emailed to dpp@opp.vic.gov.au or sent to:

Director of Public Prosecutions
PO Box 13085
Melbourne
VIC 8010

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