Press Releases

July 2023

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has led an inspection, alongside HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), and HM Inspectorate of Prisons – looking at the work of the Probation Service’s National Security Division (NSD) and multi-agency arrangements for the management of terrorist offenders in the wake of terrorist attacks. In response to […]

Published: 20 July 2023

May 2022

The criminal justice system remains a long way from recovering from the effects of the pandemic and continues to operate at unacceptable levels.

Published: 17 May 2022

February 2022

The criminal justice system is failing victims of rape, and widespread reform is needed to build trust and secure justice, a new report has found.

Published: 25 February 2022

November 2021

Thousands of people with a mental illness are coming into the criminal justice system each year but their needs are being missed at every stage. “Broken” system for sharing information between agencies, with confusion over data protection rules and incomplete/inaccurate records. Shortage of services and long delays to access them – made worse by the […]

Published: 17 November 2021

July 2021

The police and Crown Prosecution Service need to fundamentally change their approach to working together on rape cases, a new report has found.

Published: 16 July 2021

Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system – more effective support needed, say inspectorates.

Published: 15 July 2021

January 2021

Chief Inspectors: ‘Crown Court delays pose greatest risk to criminal justice’ All four of His Majesty’s Justice Chief Inspectors have united to express “grave concerns” about the potential long-term impact of Covid-19-related court backlogs on the criminal justice system across England and Wales.

Published: 19 January 2021

February 2020

A programme originally set up to tackle persistent offenders has “lost its way” and better leadership is needed to get it back on track, according to inspectors. Integrated Offender Management (IOM) was supposed to bring together police, probation services and other agencies to identify and manage repeat offenders in local communities. HM Inspectorate of Probation […]

Published: 28 February 2020

January 2020

Building successful domestic abuse prosecutions without the victim’s support is possible but challenging for police and prosecutors. A joint report published by His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has concluded that the handling of evidence led domestic abuse prosecutions requires improvement. If […]

Published: 23 January 2020

October 2019

Children and young people released from young offender institutions are getting too little support in the community and are being “set up to fail”, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons followed the experiences of 50 children and young people released from all five young offender institutions across England […]

Published: 08 October 2019