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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Annual Review

CIJ Annual Review 2018

2018 was another action-packed year at the CIJ! You can relive the highlights via our 2018 Annual Review, now published.

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Voices for Justice

The Voices for Justice program supports people with disability and lived experience of the criminal justice system to be self-advocates.

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Family Violence

Integrated Counselling & Case Management Program design

The CIJ is providing further support to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's family violence reforms through the design of the Integrated Counselling and Case Management program.

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Systemic Reform

Children’s Court of Victoria Service Delivery Reform Project

This project aims to use human centred design to improve the experiences of all Children's Court users.

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Where are they now? With Poppy Jacobs

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

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Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry hears from Woor-Dungin

Members of Woor-Dungin's Criminal Record Discrimination Project team have given evidence to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry on spent convictions.

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Upcoming Event

Criminal Records, Employment Discrimination & Aboriginal Communities

22 August 2019, 5:30PM-7:00PM

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

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Systemic Reform

Best practice communication with victims: A study for the OPP

The CIJ was commissioned by the Office of Public Prosecutions (Victoria) to provide advice about communicating more effectively with victims of crime.

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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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