Short term funding creating instability for VCS supporting the criminal justice sector

The positive contribution made by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland has been recognised in a new inspection report published today (Tuesday 30 April 2019) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland. (CJI)
The inspection report charts the changes that have occurred since CJI previously assessed the contribution of the sector in 2013.
“The work undertaken by voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations is significant, with staff using their experiences to get closer to victims, witnesses and offenders and engage with the community in a more innovative, creative and less bureaucratic way,” said Brendan McGuigan, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.