Two CRJI schemes to go forward for DOJ accreditation

CJI has completed an inspection of North Belfast and South & East Belfast CRJI schemes to assess their suitability to go forward to seek accreditation by the Department of Justice (DOJ).  View Report page

Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan said the two schemes were found to provide a valuable and distinctive community work function in the areas they were operating.
"The North Belfast scheme was found to be operating effectively with the police and other statutory providers in a very challenging environment whereas the South and East Belfast scheme was at an earlier stage of development.  The majority of people interviewed were positive about both CRJI schemes.  They enjoyed the trust and confidence of statutory providers and their relationship with the PSNI was at an appropriate level in both areas," he said.
Mr McGuigan stated Inspectors had identified two areas where improvements could be made to in relation to conformity in addressing data protection obligations and case management/administration procedures.
"We therefore conclude the practice within the North and South and East Belfast CRJI schemes is of a sufficient standard for them to progress to the next stage of having their staff considered by the Accreditation Panel," concluded the Chief Inspector.