Department of Justice

Latest figures show improvement for case processing times in courts across Northern Ireland

Case processing times improved across all courts in the year ending April 2020, according to new figures.

Published 16 September 2020

Naomi Long elected justice minister after devolution deal struck

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has been elected as Northern Ireland's justice minister after the five main political parties signed up to a deal to restore devolution.

Published 13 January 2020

Research report explores public confidence in criminal justice system

Research by two Maynooth University academics into how public confidence in the criminal justice system is measured and influenced in different countries has been published by the Department of Justice.

Published 2 December 2019

Multi-agency organised crime task force recovered £1.4m last year

A multi-agency task force last year recovered around £1.4 million under confiscation orders, helped rescue dozens of potential victims of modern slavery, carried out thousands of drug seizures and disrupted more than 70 organised crime gangs.

Published 18 September 2019

Hundreds of Department of Justice staff moved into new positions

Hundreds of Department of Justice staff are being moved into new positions over the next five weeks as part of a period of "unprecedented change", according to reports.

Published 19 August 2019

Department of Justice invests £200,000 in search and rescue groups

The Department of Justice has announced a £200,000 capital funding package for voluntary search and rescue groups in Northern Ireland.

Published 9 August 2019

Department of Justice received dozens of letters urging harsher punishment last year

The Department of Justice received dozens of letters and emails last year calling for harsher punishment for criminals, usually prompted by media reporting on high-profile trials.

Published 8 August 2019

Department of Justice reforms on track to be completed this year

Major internal reforms to the Department of Justice are on track to be completed by October 2019, according to a new report.

Published 7 February 2019