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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Upcoming Event

Report Launch: The CIJ’s Restorative Justice Conferencing Pilot Program

24 October 2019, 9:30AM-11:00AM

The Centre for Innovative Justice will launch a report on its Restorative Justice Conferencing Pilot Program.

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Funding extension for CIJ-LACW integrated practice partnership

A CIJ partnership with the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women is providing pathways out of the justice system for vulnerable women.

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Student Opportunity at the Melbourne Drug Court

The CIJ is offering a taster placement at the Melbourne Drug Court in November 2019.

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Where are they now? With Brigette Rose

The CIJ catches up with former RMIT Juris Doctor student Brigette Rose to find out what she's been up to since graduating.

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Voice at the Table Training for CIJ Staff

In August CIJ staff participated in SARU's Voice at the Table training to help us work in more accessible ways with people with cognitive disability.

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Spent convictions – some good news

Victorian Parliament's Legal and Social Affairs Committee has recommended that a spent convictions scheme be legislated as a matter of urgency.

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Criminal Records, Employment Discrimination & Aboriginal Communities

The RMIT Law Seminar Series presents a twilight seminar on Criminal Records, Employment Discrimination and Aboriginal Communities.


2019 Innovative Justice Study Tour to New York

In June 2019, the CIJ took 10 RMIT law students on our annual Innovative Justice Study Tour, visiting New York City for the first time.



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


A 10-year-old cannot drive, drink or even hold a Facebook account - but they can go to jail for a crime. #raisetheage
An example of how old criminal records can stop people from moving on from their pasts - Uncle Jack Charles to lobby Victorian government to expunge his criminal record so he can help kids in prisons and schools. https://t.co/Bt8cjLzAVx
Attention @RMITLaw @RMITLSS students! Coming up is the @YWCVictoria annual Industrial Relations Legal Mentoring and Networking Night, for those interested in a career in employment law or industrial relations. More info here:
This year we took 10 @RMITLaw students on our first New York Innovative Justice Study Tour, visiting @courtinnovation @RedHookJustice @bcjc_brooklyn @ncsnewark @expressnewark to learn about world-leading justice responses. Watch the video highlights here: https://t.co/p7vWTnbpcv https://t.co/W5NEQvLVpx

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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