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The Centre for Innovative Justice researches, advocates and applies innovative ways to improve the justice system with a particular focus on therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and non-adversarial dispute resolution.

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Past Event

Demystifying restorative justice

20 May 2024, 1:00PM-2:00PM

As part of Victorian Law Week 2024 this webinar will examine the multiple ways restorative justice practices and processes are currently being used in our community as a response to harm.

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Media

Oscar Pistorius was jailed for Reeva Steenkamp’s murder, but her mum is still seeking justice

When the courts say justice is served, families caught in the middle often feel otherwise. The parents of murdered South African model Reeva Steenkamp explain what it would take to feel a sense of justice.

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Lawyers urged to be at forefront of change

Our Director, Rob Hulls, recently spoke at the Law Institute of Victoria's Criminal Law Conference.

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Video

The justice system: a help or a hindrance?

Watch our Victorian Law Week 2023 event 'The justice system: a help or a hindrance?' which took place on Monday 15 May 2023.

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Media

Combatting toxic masculinity and violence against women

Can we reprogram masculinity to remove its toxic aspects, or should we focus on harm minimization when it comes to gendered violence? And how can the media better report when it comes to male perpetrated violence towards women and children?

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Media

Would you meet with someone who has caused you or your family harm?

CIJ's Rob Hulls, Stan Winford and Nareeda Lewers speak on ABC - Melbourne's The Conversation Hour about the benefits of a restorative justice approach and how it can help victims find a voice & heal harm.

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Video

A look back at all the CIJ has achieved over the last 10 years

As we reflect on the past decade, we are proud of our many achievements in advancing access to justice and promoting innovative and effective solutions to legal challenges. Our work is far from over, though – we are excited to look to the future and continue to explore new ways to improve the justice system.

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Blog

Centre for Innovative Justice turns 10!

Over 100 staff, students and industry partners recently came together to celebrate the tenth anniversary of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ).

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Connect with the Centre for Innovative Justice through our media channels. Stay up to date via Twitter, YouTube and the Talking Innovative Justice podcast.

Podcast

Talking Innovative Justice podcast

Talking Innovative Justice is a resource for law students, hosted by Rob Hulls and featuring interviews with leading industry figures, panel discussions and recordings of CIJ events.

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Video

CIJ Interview Series

The law can take your career in unexpected and fascinating directions. Our video interview series introduces to our students some of the inspiring people working in the law.

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