2020

Effective Penalty Enforcement - Review of impact of current fine default strategy and services Image
12/08/2020
Inspectors are about to commence an inspection of  Effective Penalty Enforcement.  The terms of reference have been provided to the criminal justice agencies and are available Here.
 
New report examines care and treatment of victims and witnesses Image
29/07/2020
CJI’s latest inspection report has looked at how victims and witnesses are treated by the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. Victims and Witnesses inspection Key Facts.
Chief Inspector publishes report on Child Sexual Exploitation  Image
30/06/2020
CJI’s Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin has raised concerns about the effectiveness of current arrangements in place within the criminal justice system to protect children.
 
CJI responds to the Justice Committee on the Domestic Abuse Bill Image
04/06/2020

CJI has responded to a request from the Committee for Justice for comments on the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill 2020.
CJI publishes 2020-23 Corporate Plan and 2020-21 Business Plan and Inspection Programme Image
26/05/2020
Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin has published CJI’s Corporate Plan for the next three years and annual Business Plan which includes the Inspection Programme for 2020-21.
 
CJI says Hello Twitter Image
26/05/2020
CJI has used social media for the first time to launch its 2020-23 Corporate Plan and Business Plan and Inspection Programme for 2020-21.
 
Chief Inspector contributes to UK NPM article on prison oversight in the context of Covid-19  Image
23/04/2020
A special edition of the External Prison Oversight and Human Rights Network newsletter has been published looking at oversight in prisons in the context of Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic.
NPM highlights importance of upholding rights of detained people during Covid-19 outbreak Image
16/04/2020

The Chair of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) John Wadham has written to the Minister of Justice, Naomi Long MLA on behalf of the members of the NMIP in Northern Ireland to highlight the vital importance of efforts to uphold the rights of people in detention and deprived of their liberty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

10th NPM Annual Report and 10-Year Anniversary report published Image
07/04/2020

The UK National Preventive Mechanism 10th Annual Report has been published and laid before Parliament.

The report outlines the work of the NPM bodies during 2018-19
Effective working relationship ‘critical’ to PSNI – OPONI disclosure arrangements Image
02/04/2020
Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin has called on the PSNI and Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI)  to work hard together to strengthen trust and repair damage to public confidence, following the PSNI’s failure to disclose sensitive information linked to an historic case in late 2018
Inspectorate calls for further action on road traffic enforcement Image
19/03/2020
A follow-up review on work to implement CJI inspection recommendations aimed at improving road safety and enforcement of road traffic laws has found only two of five recommendations have been fully achieved.
 
CJI launches Inspector recruitment campaign Image
19/03/2020

CJI is seeking a new Inspector to join its Inspection Team on a full time basis.

11/03/2020
The inspection of a charity-run project that verifies threats made against individuals and families by paramilitary and other sources has found it to be operating with integrity to deliver clear humanitarian outcomes.
13/02/2020
In 2017 CJI carried out a review of how Cyber Crime was dealt with in Northern Ireland and made seven recommendations to the PSNI for improvements.
 
13/02/2020
CJI’s Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin today met Justice Minister Naomi Long MLA to discuss the work of the Inspectorate and brief her on forthcoming inspection reports.
 
07/02/2020
CJI Deputy Chief Inspector James Corrigan and Dr Ian Cameron from CJI have met with the Rt. Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, Ian Kernohan and Paul Allen from the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing in Scotland.
 
07/01/2020

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland’s Chief Inspector Jacqui Durkin and Deputy Chief Inspector James Corrigan have become the latest signatories of the Women’s Aid White Ribbon Charter.