2014

The National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) which includes CJI, published its fifth annual report for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in detention this month. View report page
CJI Office Move | 07/12/2014
From 11 December 2014 CJI will relocate to new offices at Block 1, Knockview Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SJ.
    
From this date, CJI's office telephone number will be 02890 765764.
CJI Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan revealed that a  lack of reliable performance information means it is difficult to assess the overall impact Police and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) are having in Northern Ireland. View Report Page
The National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) which includes CJI, published its fifth annual report for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in detention this month. View report page
The findings of the  independent inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland has published its report following submission to the Ministers of Justice Heath and Education.  The report makes 17 key recommendations and a number of further supporting recommendations. View report page.
A report on how serious and organised crime in tackled in Northern Ireland has commended the efforts of the criminal justice agencies and urged them to maintain their focus on reducing the threat of harm to the public. View report page. View ebook
CJI Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has urged the NI Prison Service and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to enhance prisoner safety within the next nine months by improving how they deal with issues of self-harm, suicide, bullying and drug misuse. View report page
The latest CJI review of the Police Ombudsman's Office has indicated independence linked to historical cases has been fully restored. View Report Page.
CJI Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has praised the standard of service and quality of reports provided by the State Pathologist's Department but called for improvements to be made to administration and business practices.  View report page.
Criminal Justice Inspection has issued its Business Plan for the current financial year.  The Business Plan lists CJI's organisational goals for 2014-15 and the programme of inspections and inspection reviews/action plan reviews the Inspectorate intends to undertake. View e-book.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14. View Report
CJI has completed an inspection of North Belfast and South & East Belfast CRJI schemes to assess their suitability to go forward to seek accreditation by the Department of Justice (DOJ).  View Report page
CJI Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has commended the Prison Service's Prisoner Escort and Court Custody Service for implementing over 75% of inspection recommendations and the work it has undertaken to transform the experience of prisoners being escorted and held in court custody. View Report Page.
CJI's report on Handling of complaints within the Criminal Justice system was found to be operating efficiently and effectively. View Report Page.
 

Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has welcomed steps taken by the criminal justice system to improve the attendance of witness and offenders at court. View report page.

 
CJI has welcomed work undertaken by Courts and Tribunals Service to improve how jurors are utilised within the criminal justice system. View Report
CJI Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has welcomed improvements in the performance and governance arrangements in place within the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland. View Report Page

CJI's Deputy Chief Inspector James Corrigan has called for the criminal justice system to develop a more joined-up approach to forensic services to meet current and future forensic requirements. View report page.