2006

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has today published reports of two separate inspections of the PSNI looking at how the Police Service deals with volume crime and the use of police bail.
A report of an unannounced follow-up inspection of Magilligan Prison carried out by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has found that poor accommodation and the limited role of residential staff are preventing the prison from performing as well as it could.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has published its annual report for 2005-06.
An inspection by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate into the Office of the Police Ombudsman has described it as an efficient, effective and tightly managed organisation. 
Criminal Justice Inspection has published its assessment on the work undertaken to date by criminal justice agencies in Northern Ireland to improve arrangements for the management of sex offenders following the murder of Strabane pensioner Attracta Harron.
A report by Criminal Justice Inspection on the input made by the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland to the criminal justice system has shown organisations operating in this area are making a significant contribution.
A report by Criminal Justice Inspection on Community Safety Partnerships has recognised the dedication shown by CSP members and co-ordinators to the concept of community safety.
A follow-up review of Criminal Justice Inspection’s report of the State Pathologist’s Department has shown that just half the 30 recommendations included in the original report have so far been achieved.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (Thursday 12 October 2006) published the report on its inspection of corporate governance within the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). 
Criminal Justice Inspection is to carry out an independent inspection of the action taken by criminal justice agencies to strengthen arrangements for the management of sex offenders following the sentencing of Trevor Hamilton for the murder of Strabane pensioner Attracta Harron.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Kit Chivers, has said that he believes the independent inspection of community based restorative justice schemes can help address concerns regarding their future role.
An innovative IT system enabling Northern Ireland’s criminal justice agencies to share information is facing delays of up to 18 months before rolling out its second phase.
An inspection of the Social Security Agency’s benefit fraud investigation unit has shown that it could make better use of available resources, information and intelligence to tackle benefit fraud.
Excessive delays in the processing of criminal cases have been found in the criminal justice system following an inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Kit Chivers is to meet with Members of Craigavon District Policing Partnership today, Thursday 4 May 2006.
A joint Inspection of Maghaberry Prison by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice does not question the policy of separation but points out that it has been costly in terms of money and the level of service to prisoners.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has unveiled its Corporate Plan for the next three years and its Business Plan for 2006-07.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published the report of a thematic inspection of target setting and performance management in the six main criminal justice agencies in Northern Ireland – the PSNI, the Public Prosecution Service, the Court Service, the Prison Service, the Probation Board and the Youth Justice Agency. 
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published the report on the inspection of the Compensation Agency in Northern Ireland.