July – September

Northern Ireland’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice has urged local criminal justice agencies to give serious thought to how they can become more efficient in advance of the devolution of policing and criminal justice matters.
An inspection report published today (23 July) on the investigative function of the Royal Mail Group which investigates crime against its four business units has found the Northern Ireland-based investigations team to be an effective and efficient small unit.
A new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland into the management and working practices of hostels that accommodate offenders in Northern Ireland has confirmed the facilities are making a significant contribution towards current public protection arrangements.
Hydebank Wood Young Offender Centre has been criticised in an inspection report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).