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2013


An independent inspection report has highlighted the need for greater commitment, ambition and creativity to be applied if current Department of Justice plans to implement 90% of the recommendations of the Youth Justice Review are to be met in 2014.
An independent inspection report published today (5 December 2013) has found the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to be co-operating with the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) when required to provide sensitive information for the purpose of investigation.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has called for radical reform of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission (NILSC) in order to address spiralling legal aid costs and inefficiencies.
A new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has indicated the financial cost borne by criminal justice agencies in Northern Ireland in terms of dealing with the past is estimated to exceed £30m per year.
The use of approved premises to assist offenders to resettle back into society helps reduce the risk of individuals reoffending and strengthens public protection arrangements in Northern Ireland according to a new inspection report published today by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland Brendan McGuigan has called for work to be undertaken to fully achieve 12 outstanding inspection recommendations aimed at strengthening how criminal justice agencies handle incidents of domestic violence and abuse.

A follow-up review of how the criminal justice system works to address sexual violence and abuse has found improvements in the working relationship between the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).
Inspectors have raised significant concerns around the performance of two of Northern Ireland's prison facilities and their ability to deliver positive outcomes for prisoners within their care.
An independent inspection report has revealed that significant improvements made by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) to the administrative arrangements in place to deal with court orders has led to an accuracy level of 99.2%.
A new inspection report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has urged the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland to focus on the development of a partnership approach to address prolonged and exceptional public disorder.
A follow-up review of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland's (PBNI's) Community Service scheme has found the organisation has worked diligently over the last three years to address the spirit of recommendations made by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) in its original inspection report.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (Thursday 9 May 2013) called on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to take steps to better match its workforce to meet the policing needs of the community in years to come.

An independent inspection report on how the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) supervises offenders within the community has found that on many occasions the standards applied in Northern Ireland exceed those in place in England and Wales.

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (26 April 2013) published its inspection of the corporate governance arrangements in the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (Thursday 28 March) published its review of the voluntary and community sector's (VCS) involvement in the criminal justice system.
A follow-up review of the standards and conditions of police custody arrangements in Northern Ireland has found only one quarter of inspection recommendations have been fully implemented three and a half years after the original inspection report was published.
A new inspection report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has examined how early guilty pleas are used by the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (23 January 2013) paved the way for the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) to recommence its investigation of historical cases.


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