April - June

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has called for action to improve how legal services are currently provided in a new report published today (Tuesday 28 June 2011).

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published its Business Plan for 2011-12.
The high quality of pre-sentence reports prepared by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has been recognised in the latest report published today (Wednesday 22 June 2011) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland Dr Michael Maguire has commended developments in public protection arrangements in Northern Ireland in a new report published today (Monday 13 June 2011).

The importance of securing the attendance of victims, witnesses and defendants at court to allow criminal cases to proceed without delay has been highlighted in a new report published by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (2 June 2011).
The need for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to deliver against its stated intent of delivering personal, professional and protective policing to local communities has been highlighted in a new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has published the terms of reference it will use to carry out an inspection of the operational independence of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) is to conduct a review of the operational independence of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
 
The review is being carried out at the request of the Police Ombudsman, Al Hutchinson.
 
Dr Michael Maguire, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has met with the Police Ombudsman to discuss his concerns and work will commence immediately to draft Terms of Reference for the Inspectorate's work.  This information will be made public when it becomes available.
 
"This report will provide an impartial, evidence-based analysis of the relationship between the Police Ombudsman's Office and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. I will seek to publish the findings of my report by the end of June," said Dr Michael Maguire.