CJI News

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (12 November 2020) published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20.   
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin, has today (11 November) announced Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) is to undertake a review of the use of Care and Supervision Units by the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS).
Inspectors have commenced work on an inspection of how the criminal justice system treats females in conflict with the law.  Terms of reference for the inspection have been provided to the criminal justice agencies and are available to view or download here.

CJI Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin as published the first CJI inspection of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

The report examined the work carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Prosecution Service of Northern Ireland (PPS) to the investigate and prosecute cases of modern slavery and human trafficking, and how both organisations engaged with victims.  It also looked at how the Department of Justice (DoJ) supported the implementation of legislation and worked with other Government Departments to tackle this issue. 
CJI is pleased to welcome two new appointees to its Inspection Team.  Muireann Bohill joins CJI having previously worked as a Senior Public Prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland.  Maureen Erne is a former Senior Investigating Officer overseeing Deaths in Custody with the Office of the Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. 
CJI's Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin has today published the findings of a joint inspection of police custody arrangements carried out by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland and colleagues from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).