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2014


The contribution made by Police and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) in Northern Ireland to improving community safety in local areas and addressing concerns around policing issues, has been examined in an independent inspection report published today (4 December 2014).
Following its submission to the ministers for health, justice and education on 13 November 2014, the report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland is published today.
The efforts of criminal justice agencies to tackle serious and organised crime in Northern Ireland have been commended by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) in a new report published today (12 November 2014).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have called on the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT), to improve how they tackle issues of self-harm, suicide, bullying and drug misuse in local prisons.
An independent review by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) of processes within the Office of Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) for the investigation and publication of reports on historical cases, has found the independence of the Office has been fully restored.
A Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) report on the State Pathologist's Department has found the standard of service to be good, but has identified significant issues around the timeliness of completing reports and the administration and business processes underpinning this important service.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14.

An inspection of two schemes run by Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) has found they provide a valuable and distinctive community work function in North Belfast and South and East Belfast.

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has praised the Northern Ireland Prison Service Prisoner Escort and Court Custody Service for implementing inspection recommendations aimed at improving prisoner escort and court custody arrangements in Northern Ireland.

Current arrangements to handle complaints within the criminal justice system examined by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) have been found to be operating efficiently and effectively.

The continued importance of securing the attendance of offenders and witnesses at court to enable criminal cases to proceed without delay has been highlighted in a new report published today (27 March 2014) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).

Efforts by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) to improve how jurors are utilised within the criminal justice system, have been praised by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) in an independent review published today.

A review of progress made by the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland to implement a series of independent inspection recommendations has identified significant improvements which have increased performance, efficiency and service delivery.


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