Press Releases

Below is a list of CJI’s most recent press releases which can be viewed by clicking on the title of the release. To view previous press releases, please go to the relevant year or use the search facility.

The findings of a review assessing the effectiveness of new legislation that created a new domestic abuse offence and aimed to better support victims and children affected by domestic abuse has been published today (17 April 2024)  by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).
Effective Neighbourhood Policing is a “golden thread” but Police Officer abstraction levels are concerning and community safety strategic reform is needed: Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin, says an effective community safety strategy, underpinned by connected and trusted local policing and Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) has the potential to transform communities in Northern Ireland.
An inspection of forensic services in Northern Ireland has called for strengthened collaborative working between Forensic Science Northern Ireland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Department of Justice to achieve their shared strategic vision of delivering world-class forensic services in Northern Ireland.  This report highlights the need for more fully integrated and unified service delivery projects from crime scene to court that demonstrate high quality, timely and value for money benefits to the criminal justice system.