Stephen Dolan took up the post of Inspector with CJI in May 2009. Prior to joining the Inspectorate, Stephen held a variety of positions within the public sector including Head of Finance for the Construction Service and Central Procurement Directorate; Head of Corporate Services, AFBI; Project Manager within the Business Development Service and served as a non-executive director on the PSNI audit committee. Stephen also spent eight years as a management consultant with Capita Management Consultants and First Consulting Group specialising in financial management, business planning and outsourcing.
Stephen’s Inspection work has included governance inspections of the Parole Commissioners and the NI Prison Service, a review of the NI Courts’ Service Estate, the Prisoner Escorting and Court Custody Service and a Peer Review of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.
Stephen holds graduate and post graduate degrees in Biochemistry, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, is a qualified accountant, a PRINCE2 practitioner and recently completed a CIPFA/IAM Certificate in Corporate Governance.
Dr Ian Cameron joined Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland as an Inspector in May 2009.
Since joining CJINI, Ian has carried out inspections of Magilligan Prison and Hydebank Wood Women’s Prison and YOC, Corporate Governance in the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Securing Attendance at Court and follow-up reviews of previous CJINI inspections of Mental Health and the Enforcement of Fines. He has also been involved with the inspections into Vulnerable Prisoners, Avoidable Delay, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Youth Offending Interventions, Approved Premises, Public Prosecution Service Corporate Governance and the Northern Ireland Courts Service Estate.
The 2011 Prison Review Team Report made recommendations to transform the
Northern Ireland Prison Service into a more modern service with progressive regimes focusing on offender behaviour, and much of Ian’s current role is concentrated on the inspection work to assess developments and provide an independent assessment of progress to the Justice Minister’s Oversight Group.
Current work also includes the Safety of Prisoners and the follow-up review to the 2012 Inspection of Life and Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners.
Ian has a BA (Hons) degree in Public Policy and Management and a PhD, both from the University of Ulster, and is a qualified PRINCE 2 practitioner.
Tom McGonigle has been an Inspector since November 2003, and with effect from 1 June 2013 will work with CJI one day per week. During 2013-14 he is deputy lead inspector on Police Discretion, Fixed Penalties and Adult Safeguarding inspections.
He joined the Northern Ireland Probation Service in 1980, and worked in a range of community and custodial settings as a practitioner and manager. He became Deputy Director of St Patrick’s Juvenile Justice Centre in 1996, and moved to NIACRO as Director of Operations in 2000. He has operational experience of prison and probation services in several countries.
Tom was awarded the UK Fulbright Public Affairs Fellowship which was co-hosted by the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Corrections in 2010. He is a member of the Conference on European Probation’s International Register of Experts.
Tom holds a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (Magee College Derry), an MA in Social Anthropology (Queen's University Belfast), and a BA (Hons) in Irish Studies (University of Ulster). He is also an accredited NVQ assessor in criminal justice and care.
took up the post of Inspector with CJI in November 2012. Prior to joining CJI, David worked for seven years as a lawyer with the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland where he was involved in both directing on and prosecuting cases in the Magistrates' and Crown Court.
Prior to joining the PPS, David spent four years in private practice in Northern Ireland where he gained significant experience in criminal law and a further two years as a criminal defence lawyer in London.
David holds an LLB-BA (Hons) degree in Law from the University of Nottingham and LPC from the College of Law in Chester. David was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 2001 and Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2002. He is a qualified Higher Court Advocate, and has been a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland since 2002.