An independent inspection of Maghaberry Prison has revealed ‘significant progress’ has been made creating a safer, more settled environment for prisoners and staff, three years after the high security facility was described as unsafe and unstable.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has challenged criminal justice organisations to improve how they manage sexual violence and abuse crimes.

Equality goals for the criminal justice system should be developed within the next six months according to a new report published today (27 September 2018) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).

Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre (the JJC) has been praised for the high standard of care it provides to children held in custody in Northern Ireland.
CJI’s Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has been awarded the CBE in recognition of his services to Justice in Northern Ireland in Her Majesty’s The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.
The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has declared the effective delivery of resettlement services to offenders while in prison is key to reducing the risk of reoffending and protecting the community.
Independent Inspectors have found the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) has fully implemented two thirds of strategic recommendations aimed at improving its performance and corporate governance during the past five years.
Inspectors are about to commence an inspection of how the criminal justice system deals with human trafficking in Northern Ireland. Inspectors will meet with a range of justice and stakeholder organisations who work in this area, and would propose to engage with victims of these type of offences to hear, first hand, their experience of the criminal justice system.  Any organisations or individuals who are interested in contributing to this important work should contact the inspection team by email to [email protected].