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ACPO - The Association of Chief Police Officers

(ACPO) is an independent, professionally led strategic body that leads and co-ordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.acpo.police.uk/

Age NI

Age NI deliver care services, provide advice and advocacy, fundraise and influence our decision-makers to improve later life for us all
Url: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/

An Garda Síochána

The Republic of Ireland's National Police Service
Url: http://www.garda.ie/

Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Please see the entry for the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.
Url: http://www.ni-ombudsman.org.uk/

Australian Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (the Office) is an independent statutory body that provides external scrutiny to the standards and operational practices of custodial services in Western Australia.
Url: http://www.custodialinspector.wa.gov.au/

Belfast Harbour Police/ Belfast City Airport Police

Established in 1847 the Belfast Harbour Police (BHP) is one of only six Home Office approved independent police forces in the United Kingdom.
Url: http://www.belfast-harbour.co.uk/corporate-security.htm

Belfast International Airport Ltd

Belfast International Airport Ltd
Url: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/

British Society of Criminology

The Society aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United
Url: http://www.britsoccrim.org/links.htm

Central Statistics Office Ireland

Central Statistics Office is responsible for the compilation of the bulk of Irish statistics. It is located within the Department of the Taoiseach to ensure the independence of the statistical service provided.
Url: http://www.cso.ie/

Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency (CSA) is part of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. Its role is to make sure that parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.
Url: http://www.csa.gov.uk/

Children's Law Centre

The children's law centre opened in September 1997 and is founded on the principles laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Url: http://www.childrenslawcentre.org/

Chinese Welfare Association

Chinese Welfare Association aims to assist the local Chinese community to identify its needs and to meet these needs directly or by assisting to bridge the gap between the needs of the Chinese community in Northern Ireland and the available services.
Url: http://www.cwa-ni.org/

Department of Justice

This site of the Department of Justice Northeren Ireland
Url: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/

Coalition on Sexual Orientation (CoSO)

The Coalition on Sexual Orientation was established by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) groups in Northern Ireland in order to provide a voice for the LGBT Community in debates and consultations surrounding the rights of the community.
Url: http://www.coso.org.uk/

Committee on the Administration of Justice

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) was established in 1981 and is an independent non-governmental organisation affiliated to the International Federation of Human Rights.
Url: http://www.caj.org.uk/

Community Safety Unit

The Community Safety Unit is the central co-ordinating body for community safety in Northern Ireland. Community Safety is about delivering local solutions to local problems that have been identified by local people.
Url: http://www.communitysafetyni.gov.uk/

Compensation Services

The Compensation Agency was established in April 1992 to support the victims of violent crime by providing compensation to those who sustain loss as a result of actions taken under emergency provisions legislation.
Url: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/index/compensation-services.htm

Council of Europe

Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.
Url: http://www.coe.int/DefaultEN.asp

Department of Enterprise,Trade & Investment

DETI is responsible for economic policy development, energy, tourism, mineral development, health and safety at work, Companies Registry, Insolvency Service, consumer affairs, and labour market and economic statistics services.
Url: http://www.detini.gov.uk/

Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform (Rep of Ireland)

The mission of the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform is to help make Ireland a safer and fairer place in which to live and work, visit and do business.
Url: http://www.justice.ie/

Department of Social Development - Social Security Agency

The Social Security Agency (SSA) assists with the provision of information, access to and payment of social security benefits. It also deals with the prevention and detection of benefit fraud.
Url: http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/ssa.htm

Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment is one of 11 Northern Ireland Departments created in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
Url: http://www.doeni.gov.uk/

District Policing Partnerships

District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) were established so that local people, in partnership with the PSNI could shape local policing by working together to reduce the levels of crime in order to provide a better quality of life for everyone.
Url: http://www.districtpolicing.com/

Driver & Vehicle Agency

The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) brings together Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland and the Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency as a single agency responsible for the licensing and testing of drivers and vehicles in Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.dvani.gov.uk/

The Eastern Health & Social Services Board

The purpose of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board (EHSSB) is to seek a comprehensive range of quality health and social services for local people.
Url: http://www.ehssb.n-i.nhs.uk

Enviromental Protection Agency

In Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency protects the environment through its licensing, enforcement and monitoring activities.
Url: http://www.epa.ie/

ETI - The Education and Training Inspectorate

ETI provides inspection services and information about the quality of education, youth provision and training to Departments of Education, Culture, Arts & Leisure and Employment & Learning.
Url: http://www.etini.gov.uk/

European Committee on the Prevention of Torture

The Committee examines the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty with a view to strengthening, if necessary, the protection of such persons from torture and from inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Url: http://www.cpt.coe.int/en/

European Union - Freedom, Security and Justice

The web site is managed by the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, whose mandate it is to ensure that the whole European Union is an area of freedom, security and justice.
Url: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/index_en.htm

Extern

Extern works directly with children, adults and communities affected by social exclusion throughout Ireland.
Url: http://www.extern.org/

Forensic Science Northern Ireland

FSNI
Url: http://www.fsni.gov.uk/

Forensic Science Service (United Kingdom)

The Forensic Science Service is a leading provider of analysis and interpretation of evidence from crime scenes. We provide a comprehensive service, from crime scene to court room, and analyse more than 120,000 cases each year.
Url: http://www.forensic.gov.uk/

Garda Síochána Inspectorate

The Inspectorate advises the Minister of Justice, Equality & Law Reform on best policing practice. The main body of the Inspectorate’s work relates to the operation and administration of the Garda Síochána.
Url: http://www.gsinsp.ie/

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

The Garda Ombudsman is responsible for receiving and dealing with all complaints made by members of the public concerning the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána.
Url: http://www.gardaombudsman.ie/

Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland

HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland. It is an executive NDPB sponsored by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.
Url: http://www.hseni.gov.uk/

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIs) have been charged with examining and improving the efficiency of the Police Service in England and Wales, and latterly Northern Ireland,
Url: http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmic/

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons) is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for and treatment of those in prison, young offender institutions and immigration removal centres.
Url: http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons

HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

HMCPSI is the independent Inspectorate for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the principal prosecuting authority for criminal cases in England and Wales.
Url: http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmcpsi

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

HMICS is independent of Police Forces, Police Authorities and the Scottish Government, and exists to monitor and improve the police service in Scotland.
Url: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Deleted/223400/DELETED/223400/Topics/Justice/public-safety/Police/local/15403

HM Inspectorate of Courts Administration

HMICA has a duty, under the Courts Act 2003, to inspect the systems that support the Crown, county and magistrates' courts in England and Wales.
Url: http://www.hmica.gov.uk/

HM Inspectorate of Probation

HMIP funded by the Ministry of Justice, and reporting directly to the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of work with individual offenders, children and young people aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public.
Url: http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation

Home Office

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counter-terrorism and police.
Url: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/

ICR - The Independent Complaints Reviewer

The ICR investigates complaints about the Audit Commission, Land Registry, Charities Commission, National Archives and the Youth Justice Agency in Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.icrev.org.uk/

Independent Police Complaints Commission

The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively. We set standards for the way the police handle complaints and, when something has gone wrong, we help the police learn lessons and improve the way they work.
Url: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/

International Centre for Prison Studies

The International Centre for Prison Studies seeks to assist governments and other relevant agencies to develop appropriate policies on prisons and the use of imprisonment
Url: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/law/research/icps

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross is an independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.
Url: http://www.icrc.org/

International Juvenile Justice Observatory

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Url: http://www.oijj.org/home.php

Irish Penal Reform Trust

The Irish Penal Reform Trust is the Republic of Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the rights of people in prison and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
Url: http://www.iprt.ie/

Irish Prison Service

The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the provision of safe, secure custody for those people committed to prison by the Courts. We are a key component in our country's criminal justice system ensuring safer community life.
Url: http://www.irishprisons.ie/

Irish Social Services Inspectorate

The Health Information and Quality Authority was established in May 2007 as part of the government's health reform programme and is committed to operating to the highest standards of corporate governance. It incorporates the Social Services Inspectorate.
Url: http://www.hiqa.ie/

Northern Ireland Law Commission

The Commission is required to keep the law of Northern Ireland under review and to pursue its systematic development and reform.
Url: http://www.nilawcommission.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland Ombudsman

The purpose of the Office is to ensure that every citizen in Northern Ireland is served by a fair and efficient public administration that is committed to accountability; openness; and quality of service.
Url: http://www.ni-ombudsman.org.uk/

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman carries out independent investigations into complaints about unfair or improper actions or poor service by UK Government departments, their agencies, and the NHS in England
Url: http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/

Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

The Prisoner Ombudsman is appointed by the Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland and investigates complaints from prisoners held in Northern Ireland who remain unhappy with the answer they have received from the Prison Service.
Url: http://www.niprisonerombudsman.gov.uk/

The Parole Commissioners

The Parole Commissioners are an independent body to make decisions on the release of all life sentence prisoners in Northern Ireland. The Parole Commissioners replace the Life Sentence Review Commissioners,
Url: http://www.parolecomni.org.uk/

Ministry of Justice - United Kingdom

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the administration of all areas of justice in the UK. It is lead by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice the Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP and his ministerial team
Url: http://www.justice.gov.uk/

NAPO

Napo is the trade union and professional association for family court and probation staff.
Url: http://www.napo.org.uk/

National Policing Improvement Agency

The NPIA is a policing organisation acting as a central resource to the police service, working for ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers), APA (Association of Police Authorities) and the Home Office to improve the delivery of policing.
Url: http://www.npia.police.uk/

National Probation Service

The National Probation Service (NPS) is a law enforcement agency and public authority which works to protect the public, reduce re-offending, rehabilitate offenders and ensure the proper punishment of offenders in the community.
Url: http://www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk/output/page13.asp

NIACRO (Northern Ireland Assocation for the Care annd Resettlement of Offenders)

NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for 35 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities.
Url: http://www.niacro.co.uk/

PPANI (Public Protection Arrangements Northern Ireland)

PPANI's objective is to reduce the opportunity and/or inclination which offenders might have to re-offend. The Arrangements provide a risk assessment and risk management process which is applied to all convicted sex offenders and also violent offenders.
Url: http://www.publicprotectionni.com/

NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency)

NISRA is the principal source of official information on Northern Ireland´s population and socio-economic conditions.
Url: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/

The Northern Health & Social Services Board

The Northern Board is responsible for assessing, planning, securing and monitoring health and social care for the 430,500 people who live within its catchment area in Northern Ireland.
Url: www.nhssb.n-i.nhs.uk/

Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly was established as part of the Belfast Agreement and meets in Parliament Buildings. The Northern Ireland Assembly deals with locally devolved Government matters in Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland Audit Office

Our objectives are to provide effective support to the Northern Ireland Assembly in its task of holding Departments and their Agencies to account for their use of public money and effective local government audit.
Url: http://www.niauditoffice.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People

The Commissioner’s principal aim is described in the legislation as “to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young persons”.
Url: http://www.niccy.org/

Northern Ireland Courts & Tribunal Service

The Northern Ireland Courts & Tribunal Service (the Court Service) was established in 1979, by the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, as a separate civil service in Northern Ireland. It is the Lord Chancellor's department in Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-GB/Pages/default.aspx

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) seeks to protect, conserve and promote our natural environment and built heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.
Url: http://www.ni-environment.gov.uk/index.htm

Northern Ireland Office

The role of the NIO is to support the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in securing a lasting peace based on the Agreement in which the rights and identities of all traditions are fully respected and safeguarded.
Url: http://www.nio.gov.uk

Northern Ireland Policing Board

To ensure for all the people of Northern Ireland the delivery of an effective, efficient, impartial, representative and accountable police service which will secure the confidence of the whole community by reducing crime and the fear of crime
Url: http://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/

Northern Ireland Prison Service

The Prison Service is responsible for providing prison services in Northern Ireland.
Url: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/index/ni-prison-service.htm

Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman

The Prisoner Ombudsman is appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and investigates complaints from prisoners held in Northern Ireland who remain unhappy with the answer they have received from the Prison Service.
Url: http://www.niprisonerombudsman.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Official body responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.
Url: http://www.nitb.com/

Nothern Ireland Human Rights Commission

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission works vigorously and independently to ensure that the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland are fully and firmly protected in law, policy and practice.
Url: http://www.nihrc.org/

Office of Public Sector Information

Operating from within the National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.
Url: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/

Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister

The overall aim of the Department is to build a peaceful, fair and prosperous society in Northern Ireland with respect for rule of law where everyone can enjoy a better quality of life now and in the years to come.
Url: http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/

Parole Board for England and Wales

The Parole Board is an independent body that works with its criminal justice partners to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released into the community
Url: http://www.paroleboard.gov.uk/

PBNI Probation Board for Northern Ireland

PBNI provides assessments and reports to the Courts which contribute to decisions made regarding sentencing. It supervises offenders in the community and has staff working in prison providing various services. The PBNI is a non-departmental public body.
Url: http://www.pbni.org.uk/

Penal Reform International

Promoting Penal Reform Worldwide
Url: http://www.penalreform.org/

Planning Service

Our aim is to plan and manage development in ways which will contribute to a quality environment and seek to meet the economic and social aspirations of present and future generations.
Url: http://www.planningni.gov.uk/

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland provide a complaints system that is independent, impartial and effective. By doing this we can help to make sure everyone in Northern Ireland receives their entitlement to the best possible policing service.
Url: http://www.policeombudsman.org/

Police Service of Northern Ireland

The PSNI provides a policing service for the whole community in Northern Ireland. Its aim is to make Northern Ireland safer for everyone through professional, progressive policing.
Url: http://www.psni.police.uk/

Port of Larne Harbour Police

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Url: http://www.portoflarne.co.uk/

Prisoner Release Victim Information Scheme

The objective of this Scheme is to provide information on the release of prisoners serving in Northern Ireland Establishments, to the victims of their crimes.
Url: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/northern-ireland-prisoner-release-victim-nformation-scheme-niprvis

Prisons & Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigates complaints from prisoners, those on probation and those held in immigration removal centres.
Url: http://www.ppo.gov.uk/

Public Prosecution Service

The PPS decides whether or not to prosecute people for committing criminal offences. It decides what the correct charges should be and is also responsible for prosecuting the case at court.
Url: http://www.ppsni.gov.uk/Welcome-5013.html

Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is the independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.
Url: www.rqia.org.uk

Review of Public Administration

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Url: http://www.rpani.gov.uk/

Royal Mail Group

Royal Mail Group Ltd is the parent company of Royal Mail, Post Office® and Parcelforce Worldwide.
Url: http://www.royalmailgroup.com/portal/rmg

Scottish Prisons Inspectorate

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons in Scotland has responsibility for ensuring the inspection of all Scottish prison establishments, prisoner transport and escort arrangements, and the treatment of and conditions in which prisoners are held.
Url: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/public-safety/offender-management/offender/custody/Prisons/hmip

Skills for Justice

Skills for Justice is the dedicated Sector Skills Council and Standards Setting Body for the Justice sector. They work with justice agencies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland identifying skills priorities and workforce development.
Url: http://www.skillsforjustice.com/default.asp?PageID=1

South African Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons

The Judicial Inspectorate of prisons is an independent office under the control of the Inspecting Judge. The object of the Judicial Inspectorate is to facilitate the inspection of prisons.
Url: http://judicialinsp.pwv.gov.za/

Superintendents Association of Northern Ireland

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Superintendents' Association of Northern Ireland (SANI). Via this site we outline our vision, history and aims for the information of our members and others interested parties.
Url: http://policesuperintendentsni.org/

The Attorney General’s Office

The Attorney General and the Solicitor General (the Law Officers of the Crown, together with the Advocate General for Scotland), have a number of key functions. They are the guardians of the public interest and the chief legal advisors to governement.
Url: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk/

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust was formed in April 2007 with the merging of the six existing healthcare trusts in Belfast
Url: www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust

We provide acute and hospital-based services on eight sites and a wide variety of community-based social services and support to people at home in the Northern Trust area.
Url: www.northerntrust.hscni.net/

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is an amalgamation of the former Ulster Community & Hospitals Trust and Down Lisburn Trust. It provides a mix of both acute hospital services and community health & social services.
Url: www.westerntrust.hscni.net/

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust

The Southern Trust became operational on 1 April 2007 following the amalgamation of Craigavon Area Hospital Group, Craigavon and Banbridge Community, Newry and Mourne and Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trusts.
Url: http://www.southerntrust.hscni.net/

The Western Health & Social Services Board

The Western Board serves a population who live in the District Council areas of Limavady, Derry, Fermanagh, Strabane and Omagh. Our role is to identify health and social care needs and to ensure that services are provided to meet these needs.
Url: http://www.whssb.n-i.nhs.uk/

Victim Support Northern Ireland

Victim Support Northern Ireland is the charity which helps people affected by crime. It is a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported.
Url: http://www.victimsupport.org/vs_ni/vs_ni_home.html

Youth Justice Agency

The Youth Justice Agency aims to prevent offending by children. It delivers a range of services, often in partnership with others, including helping children address their offending behaviour, diverting them from crime, and meeting the needs of victims.
Url: http://www.youthjusticeagencyni.gov.uk/

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

The YJB oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales. It works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18, and to ensure that custody for them is safe and secure.
Url: http://www.yjb.gov.uk/en-gb


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