CJI News

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.
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.
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. Child Sexual Exploitation Inspection Key Facts.

Jacqui Durkin has visited the Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre to view the arrangements in place to protect staff and young people from Covid-19 and hear about their experiences.  She was joined during the visit by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children Young People Koulla Yiasouma.  Ms Durkin thanked everyone who facilitated the visit.
Prison officers, health care and education staff have been commended by Inspectors for the ‘remarkable progress’ they have made to improve performance and outcomes for young men held at Hydebank Wood Secure College and Ash House women’s prison.

CJI has responded to a request from the Committee for Justice for comments on the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill 2020.