Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017

10.

Review of decisions in relation to prosecutions

10. (1) Where a victim is informed of a decision referred to in section 9 , he or she may, within 28 days after receiving the information, submit a request to the Garda Síochána or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case may be, for a review of the decision concerned.

(2) The period referred to in subsection (1) may be extended where the Garda Síochána or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case may be, is satisfied that circumstances exist that warrant the extension.

(3) A request for a review under this section shall be made in such form and shall contain such information as the Garda Síochána or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case may be, may specify.

(4) Where the Garda Síochána receives a request for a review under this section, it shall arrange for the review to be carried out by a member of the Garda Síochána who is independent of the decision which is the subject of the review.

(5) Where the Director of Public Prosecutions receives a request for a review under this section, the Director of Public Prosecutions shall carry out the review or arrange for the review to be carried out.

(6) The Garda Síochána or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case may be, shall notify the victim, or arrange for the victim to be notified, in writing of the outcome of the review as soon as practicable.

(7) A written notification referred to in subsection (6) may be provided to a victim by electronic means.