CJI Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (8 July 2022) published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2021-22.

The report shows the work undertaken by the Inspectorate during the course of the last financial year.
“I am pleased that CJI has once again secured a clean (unqualified) audit certificate from the Comptroller and Auditor General, who had no observations to make in relation to CJI’s financial acounts,” said James Corrigan, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.
“During the financial year we published four full Inspection Reports, one Ministerial Request and one Follow-up Review.  All recommendations made by CJI were accepted.

“This Annual Report and Accounts shows that CJI continues to maintain effective corporate governance arrangements.  We had to flex and adapt our on-site fieldwork and office presence to the constantly changing landscape and availability of personnel in inspected organisations, partner Inspectorates and within our own team as we continued to undertake inspection work and publish our reports.  
CJI Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin said: “The last financial year was challenging for everyone and tested how and where we work while maintaining effective inspection services. The review of Care and Supervision Units requested by the Minister of Justice and which I agreed to undertake, took longer and more of our Inspector resources to complete than anticipated, however, this was a worthwhile investment of our time and highlighted important issues.

"A number of inspections were underway at year end and will be published this financial year. I am grateful to the entire CJI team for their continued commitment and professionalism to deliver the Inspection Programme and achievements as reflected in this report,” she said. 

A short video message from the CJI Chief Executive James Corrigan about the 2021-22 Annual Report and Accounts can be viewed on the CJI YouTube channel.