Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (12 November 2020) published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20. 
The report, which was approved by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the Northern Ireland Audit Office, outlines the work undertaken by the Inspectorate during the course of the last financial year. 

“I am pleased to see that once again, the Inspectorate has secured a clean audit certificate from the Comptroller and Auditor General, who recorded that he had no observations to make in relation to CJI’s financial statements,” said James Corrigan, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.

“During the financial year we published seven full inspection reports, including two carried out at the request of the Department of Justice in the absence of a Minister of Justice and two follow-up reviews.  All recommendations made by CJI were accepted.

“This Annual Report and Accounts shows that CJI continues to perform its statutory obligations to a high standard and deliver against its core objective of inspecting for improvement to secure a better justice system for all.

“I am delighted to be submitting this report to the Northern Ireland Assembly today, placing on record the valuable work carried out by CJI during the course of the 2019-20 financial year,” said Mr Corrigan.

CJI Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin said: “This is the first Annual Report and Accounts for CJI to be published since my appointment as Chief Inspector and I am pleased it reflects CJI’s achievements and effective corporate governance arrangements for the last financial year.”  

Copies of CJI’s Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded for CJI’s website – or can be accessed via social media.