Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (Wednesday 29 July 2020) published its latest review of the care and treatment of victims and witnesses by the criminal justice system.
An inspection of how the criminal justice system responds to child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland has raised concerns about the effectiveness of current arrangements in place to protect children.
Two independent inspection reports have commended prison officers, health care and education staff for the ‘remarkable progress’ they have made to improve performance and outcomes for young men held at Hydebank Wood Secure College and Ash House women’s prison.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin has called on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI) to “work hard together” to strengthen trust and repair damage to public confidence, following the PSNI’s failure to disclose sensitive information linked to an historic case in late 2018.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has urged those responsible for road traffic enforcement to continue their efforts to improve road safety in Northern Ireland.
An independent inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has found a project managed by a charity which verifies threats made against individuals and families by paramilitary and community sources, is operating with integrity to deliver clear humanitarian outcomes.