Press Releases

February 2024

 Systemic issues with recruitment and retention across the criminal justice system are seriously impacting criminal justice agencies’ ability to deliver a high-quality service to victims of crime, says a report issued by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate. The Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate (CJII) has today (Thursday 15 February) issued a report which found that retaining […]

Published: 15 February 2024

January 2024

Cultural and communication barriers between police and the CPS are hindering high-quality prosecutions and fail victims of crime, HMCPSI and HMICFRS

Published: 25 January 2024

December 2023

The criminal justice system is not providing the highest quality service to many victims and does not always invest the time and attention needed.

Published: 19 December 2023

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