A new inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) of Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre (Woodlands JJC) has praised the high standards of care and child-centred focus staff provided to children.

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (8 July 2022) published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2021-22.  
An inspection of how the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (LSANI) administers criminal Legal Aid payments to solicitors and barristers has found the introduction of new information technology has improved how payments are made and reduced running costs.

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin’s current term of office has been extended for a further two years.  The announcement was made by the Minister of Justice Naomi Long MLA earlier today.

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has published its annual Business Plan and Inspection Programme for 2022-23 outlining the work the Inspectorate intends to undertake during the financial year. 

A new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) examining how detainees are held in court custody in Northern Ireland has found the quality of court custody areas in some courthouses are not fit for purpose.

Leadership and staff at Magilligan Prison have been commended for their efforts to successfully protect prisoners and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining a regime where time out of cell for prisoners was retained for much of the day.

An independent review of the operation of Care and Supervision Units in the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) led by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has found some prisoners held there experienced regimes which amounted to solitary confinement and their treatment did not meet the expected United Nations (UN) Standard Minimum Rules.