2009

An inspection of the treatment of vulnerable prisoners by the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has found that while steps have been taken to address the negligence surrounding the death in custody of Colin Bell in August 2008, deficiencies still remain in the regime provided for prisoners at risk.
An independent inspection of the West Belfast Community Safety Forum (WBCSF) has examined the impact the forum has had in increasing community safety in West Belfast.
The Coroners Service for Northern Ireland (CSNI) has been praised in an inspection report published today for the progress it has made during the last 18 months to improve the service it provides to bereaved families.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have published the findings of their final joint follow-up review of the Scientific Support Service within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has published the findings of its inspection of Community Restorative Justice Ireland’s (CRJI’s) community-based restorative justice scheme in Newry and South Armagh.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has praised the progress made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to take forward recommendations made surrounding volume crime and the use of police bail.

Inspectors have called for urgent action to be taken to improve standards at Maghaberry Prison as the findings of the latest unannounced inspection of the high security facility were published today (21 July 2009).

Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) has been urged to maintain and continue its efforts to develop a more customer focused way of working, in a new report published today (9 July 2009) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate have today (30 June) published the findings of their follow-up inspection of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS).
A new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has examined the standards and conditions of police custody arrangements in Northern Ireland.
An inspection of Prison Service Staff Training and Development has shown that training is central to shifting the culture of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) to work more effectively to reduce re-offending and enhance public protection.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has called on criminal justice organisations to place a greater emphasis on the promotion of equal opportunities among all sections of the community.
A review of the arrangements for preparing life sentenced prisoners for release back into the community has been carried out by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
An inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has looked in detail at the extent policing with the community has become the core business of the PSNI since the Patten Report was published 10 years ago.