CJI publishes 2022-23 Business Plan and Inspection Programme

CJI’s Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin and Chief Executive James Corrigan have published the Inspectorate’s annual Business Plan and Inspection Programme for 2022-23 – the last in the current three-year Corporate Planning period.
‚Äč“I am pleased to present our Business Plan for this financial year which details our objectives and targets which we have aligned with our aim of achieving a better justice system for all. We will be undertaking a series of new inspections and follow-up reviews to produce evidence-based reports with recommendations targeted to deliver improvement across the criminal justice system at a strategic and operational level,” said Mr Corrigan.

“We will maintain effective working relationships with inspected organisations and deal with a very challenging budget allocation while maintaining high quality corporate governance standards and engaging and promoting the well-being and development of our people as we return to increased levels of on-site fieldwork and face to face engagement,” he said.
Reflecting on the Inspection Programme for 2022-23, Ms Durkin said this year’s Inspection Programme continued to focus on the themes identified in the three-year Corporate Plan of better services and delivery; better efficiency and effectiveness; better protection and safeguarding; better strategy and governance; and better outcomes.
“The Inspection Programme was designed after consultation with inspected organisations and key stakeholders, partner Inspectorates, internal discussion and consideration of the inspections being carried forward.  The final programme content was my decision and I am pleased that the Minister of Justice has approved it,” said the Chief Inspector.

“We are starting this year with less Inspector resource and in the hope that more on-site inspection activity and face to face meetings can take place safely, but we are holding on to the advantages of video meetings and focus groups when that is appropriate and produces quality evidence gathering,

“During this year we will use inspection to deliver performance improvement in the criminal justice system to achieve a better experience and better outcomes for those who use its services,” said Ms Durkin.
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