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Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has welcomed the progress made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to embed the ethos of Policing with the Community across the organisation in its latest inspection report.
Criminal Justice Inspection has today repeated its call for the implementation of a robust and effective enforcement process to be put in place to minimise the inappropriate and expensive use of police and prison resources in dealing with people who default on the terms of a court order.
Without commitment from Ministers and those responsible for health and social care, education and criminal justice to implementing an early intervention approach, Northern Ireland will not be able to effectively tackle the problems emerging for at risk children, young people and their families.
Brendan McGuigan has been appointed as Acting Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland with immediate effect.
Life sentence prisoners are being well managed in Northern Ireland, both in prison and while under supervision in the community, though there are key areas that require improvement to ensure public protection and confidence in the criminal justice system.