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Values shape our prosecutions service

We act with integrity, strive for excellence, respect others, work together and act fairly.

Crown Prosecutors

Crown Prosecutors are experienced criminal barristers who are appointed to work exclusively for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Prosecuting serious crime

We prosecute serious crime in the County and Supreme Courts on behalf of all Victorians.

Strong prosecutions outcomes

Guilty outcomes were obtained in 88.5 per cent of serious crimes prosecuted in Victoria in 2013/14.

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Witnesses and victims

Get help from the Witness Assistance Service

Support for victims

Witnesses and victims are important to the criminal justice system and play a valuable role in the prosecution of crime. Find out about the court process and where to go for support.

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Leading the prosecutions service

John Champion S.C.

John Champion is Victoria's Director of Public Prosecutions. He was appointed in November 2011 following more than 33 years as a barrister covering all aspects of criminal law.

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Craig Hyland

Craig Hyland is Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecutions. He was appointed in March 2009 with more than 20 years experience in criminal prosecutions in New South Wales and expertise in public sector management.

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Gavin Silbert QC

Gavin Silbert is Victoria's Chief Crown Prosecutor. He was appointed CCP in 2008 after 20 years as a barrister at the Victorian Bar.

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