John Cain begins as Solicitor for Public Prosecutions

Senior executive and lawyer John Cain has started in the role of Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (SPP) in Victoria.

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Find out about the people who work in criminal prosecutions in the latest edition of The Prosecutor.

Prosecution outcomes

The OPP's Annual Report for 2014/15 has been tabled, revealing strong prosecution outcomes.

Prosecuting serious crime

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

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Witnesses and victims

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Support for victims

Victims and witnesses are central to the criminal justice system and play an important part in the prosecution process. Find out about the court process and where to go for information and 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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John Cain

John Cain is Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecutions. He began in the role in November 2015.

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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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