2005

A report* published today by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate into Forensic Science Northern Ireland supports the continued existence of a local forensic science laboratory.  The Chief Inspector, Kit Chivers, acknowledges the recent performance improvement in the Agency.  He says:
A joint inspection by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Northern Ireland and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary confirmed the increasing value of forensic science expertise in the investigation of crime in Northern Ireland.
Welcoming the publication for consultation of the Government’s proposed guidelines for community based restorative justice schemes, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Kit Chivers said: 
Progress at Hydebank Wood YOC had been held back by poor industrial relations and the move of women prisoners from Maghaberry, according to a report published today by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland. 
Kit Chivers, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland today published a report calling for action to improve services for victims and witnesses of crime.    
 
The quality of post mortem examinations provided by the State Pathologist’s Department in Northern Ireland was found to be of the highest standard.  However concerns surrounding management and procedures of the department have been raised in the latest report published today by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland. 
 
The relocation of women prisoners to Ash House at Hydebank Wood had not tackled the underlying and fundamental issues in relation to women and girls in prison said HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice, Kit Chivers, today, publishing their joint report on an inspection of Ash House.   
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Kit Chivers, today published his report on an inspection of the Juvenile Justice Centre at Rathgael, Bangor. 
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers CBE, and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Kit Chivers, today published their report on an inspection of Magilligan prison. 
The new agency for inspecting the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland today published its first report, ‘The Management of Sex Offenders in Northern Ireland.’