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2015


Fewer young people entering the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland has been highlighted as the primary achievement of the Youth Justice Review in a report published today (11 December 2015) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Northern Ireland's Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice has called for greater collaboration between the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS), to address significant failings in the preparation of case files and the standards applied around disclosure.
A report on an independent inspection of Maghaberry Prison has revealed significant failures in local leadership combined with an ineffective relationship with senior management within the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS), contributed to the high security facility becoming unsafe and unstable for prisoners and staff.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has found the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) has made 'satisfactory progress' in implementing recommendations designed to improve the level of information provided to victims and witnesses around its prosecution decisions.
Action taken by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to improve how it handles emergency and non-emergency calls from the public has been welcomed by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
The need for the criminal justice system to work collaboratively with Health and Social Services to help, support and protect adults who are at risk of harm, has been emphasised in a new report published today (9 September 2015) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15.
Steps taken by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) to ensure court buildings are less costly, better utilised and meet the requirements of their users have been welcomed in a new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre has been praised by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) for its role in improving the child custody system in Northern Ireland.
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has recommended the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) enhance its enforcement and regulation activity and develop a more rigorous approach to dealing with offenders involved in environmental crime in Northern Ireland.
The effectiveness of youth conferences as a way of dealing proportionately with children who break the law has been examined in a report published today by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has commended the very good progress made by local criminal justice agencies in meeting the needs of victims and witnesses in a report published today, Friday 20 March 2015.
A new report published today (26 February 2015) on Magilligan Prison has found that while the prison has significant strengths, its performance has slipped since it was last inspected in 2010 and action is needed to prevent a further decline.
The use of discretion by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to deliver a proportionate and swift response to minor offending has been examined in a new inspection report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).


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