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.
Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland Image
An inspection of how the criminal justice system responds to child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland has raised concerns about the effectiveness of current arrangements in place to protect children.
Inspections find improved performance at Hydebank Wood Secure College and Ash House women’s prison Image
Two independent inspection reports have commended prison officers, health care and education staff 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.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Jacqui Durkin has called on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the 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.