Press Releases

Below is a list of CJI’s most recent press releases which can be viewed by clicking on the title of the release. To view previous press releases, please go to the relevant year or use the search facility.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin, has welcomed improvements in how sexual violence and abuse cases are handled by the criminal justice system, but stressed more remains to be done to deliver better outcomes for victims of these traumatic crimes.
A follow-up review of how the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) uses discretion and penalty notices to deal with low level offences has identified improvements in its governance and oversight arrangements.
An independent inspection of probation practice in Northern Ireland published today (10 December 2020) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has recommended the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) take steps to improve how it manages the risks presented by men and women under probation supervision to others in the community.