Ombudsman to establish second independent inquiry
The Police Ombudsman has welcomed the independent review set up by Justice Minister David Ford and chaired by Community Relations Council Director McCusker, but has said it does not go far enough.
Community Relations Chair to head Police Ombudsman’s office review
Tony McCusker named by Justice Minister David Ford to look into allegations of ‘interference’ by senior civil servants
Ombudsman Chief Quits Over 'Meddling'
The Chief Executive of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has resigned his post, saying that the office is no longer independent due to 'interference' by senior civil servants at the Department of Justice.
Youth Justice Series, Article 3: A Different Approach?
The third article in our series on young people and the justice system focuses on the Juvenile Justice Centre at Woodlands in Bangor.
Officials from across NI stand united: Kerr bombers will not destabilise the peace process
Robinson, McGuinness, and others condemn killing of PSNI Constable Ronan Kerr as trade unions organise Belfast peace rally
Youth Justice Series, Part 1: Who are the young people in the Northern Ireland Prison Service?
The first article in our Youth Justice series asks some vital questions about young people in the prison system.
A Series of Discussions: Young People and the Justice System
With devolution in Northern Ireland has come full ownership of many vital state functions, including the penal system. It is, however, plagued by many of the same problems prison services around the world – particularly when it comes to young people.
Response from Justice Minister David Ford
I very much welcome this report into the examination of the review of Policing of Children and Young People and I value the contribution made by the Board in this important area of work.