Our current operating model has allowed prosecutors to specialise in a range of crime types, while having flexibility to explore work in different jurisdictions and practice groups when the opportunity or need arises.
The Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth outlines the principles, factors and considerations our prosecutors must take into account when prosecuting offences against the laws of the Commonwealth. It provides the framework for decision‑making for all our prosecutions, which means our prosecutors can move seamlessly between practice groups.
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions - Independent responsibility for conducting prosecutions against Commonwealth law.
Commonwealth Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (CSPP) -Lead role in supporting the Director and overseeing the operations of the legal practice and improvements to the legal business via the Legal Business Improvement branch.
Structure of the practice groups
The legal practice groups conduct prosecutions on behalf of the Director.
Each practice group is led by a Deputy Director (Practice Group Leader) who is responsible for:
prosecutions conducted by the practice group across Australia
national liaison and delivering prosecution services in relation to the practice group
policy development for issues that concern the practice group, and
the CDPP’s contribution to law reform related to the crime types prosecuted by the practice group.
The Legal Business Improvement (LBI) branch provides support to the work of the CSPP and the legal practice, through the delivery of technical legal training, policy and advice work.
Our legal practice groups are supported by our customer focused and collaborative Enabling Services Group, led by our Chief Corporate Officer. This includes our National Business Improvement Branch, which overseas and develops technology related business improvements to our legal case management system, e‑brief referrals and digital tools.