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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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Disability Justice

Submission to the ‘Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability’ – NDIS interface with criminal justice

The CIJ has made a further submission to the Disability Royal Commission. Our submission highlights some of the issues, barriers and challenges for people in custody accessing and maintaining an NDIS package, including transitions in and out of custody.

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Disability Justice

Just Voices: Building mainstream justice workforce capability around the NDIS through lived experience

This project will work with people with disability and experience of the justice system to design and develop workforce initiatives for the mainstream justice workforce.

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Video

Launch of the CIJ’s ‘Leaving custody behind’ Issues Paper

This is a recording of the webinar launch of the CIJ's issues paper 'Leaving custody behind: Foundations for safer communities & gender-informed criminal justice systems' which occurred on Thursday 16 July.

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Women’s Decarceration

Leaving custody behind: Foundations for safer communities and gender-informed criminal justice systems

This Issues Paper draws together evidence about women’s involvement in the criminal justice system and the factors behind the escalating female imprisonment rate in Victoria. It highlights the disproportionate harm caused by the incarceration of women and the urgent need to find alternatives that better meet human rights standards.

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Restorative justice responses to sexual harm

This is a recording of our Law Week event which occurred on Monday 17 May 2021. A panel discussion of RJ practitioners and experts exploring how RJ responds to the needs of people impacted by sexual harm.

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Blog

Answering your questions about ‘Finding a job with a criminal record – what new spent convictions laws mean for you’

Our Law Week event, held on 17 May 2021, aimed to provide jobseekers, particularly Aboriginal people who have a criminal record, with information and guidance to present their strongest case for employment to an employer.

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Blog

Australia going backwards, not forwards, on raising the age of criminal responsibility

This week, the Centre for Innovative Justice joins 75 other organisations to call for action by all Australian states and territories to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

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Video

Finding a job with a criminal record | What new spent conviction laws mean

This is a recording of our Law Week event which occurred on Monday 17 May 2021. Find out how new laws will affect people with criminal records, particularly Aboriginal ex-offenders

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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.

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Don't miss this webinar on Elena's findings from the @ANROWS funded project 'WRAP around families experiencing adolescent violence in the home (AVITH): Towards a collaborative service response'. https://t.co/XqlMohfHTJ
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Listen: Further to the article in @theage this week, @HullsRob talks to @noongarradio's Jodi Hoffman about his formative experiences as a young lawyer working at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Mount Isa. starts at 30.29 https://t.co/5u7PmbmK4P https://t.co/uzW9R8zNy2
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We have another role going at the CIJ! We're looking for a full time Senior Advisor, Research & Advocacy. Check out the details and apply here https://t.co/7g6Iily3gx
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There's still time to apply for these roles! closes this Friday. https://t.co/uL6vZWqS6x
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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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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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