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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Open Circle Restorative Justice Service

The CIJ has launched a new restorative justice service that responds to crime committed by adults in Victoria.

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MEDIA RELEASE: CIJ launches new restorative justice service after successful pilot

A new restorative justice program that responds to crime committed by adults in Victoria has been launched by the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) at RMIT University.

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Article on our restorative justice work in The Age newspaper.

United by tragedy, two mothers find solace in an unlikely relationship

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Restorative justice can help victims heal

Research by the CIJ has found that restorative justice can meet the needs of victims in ways the adversarial system cannot.

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Restorative justice & the launch of Open Circle

In this episode of Talking Innovative Justice, the CIJ's Rob Hulls, Stan Winford and Nareeda Lewers discuss an exciting new phase in our restorative justice work.


Where are they now? with Paula O’Byrne

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

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Legal Services Board funds Aboriginal employment program

Work removing barriers to employment for Aboriginal people will be extended thanks to a new grant from the Victorian Legal Services Board.

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Man with an acquired brain injury indefinitely imprisoned because authorities can find nowhere else for him to go. Great reporting by @_Biancah @theage We must do better https://t.co/ZfD8FmlG3S
A heartbreaking story of a system that is failing some kids - also a good reminder of how the system can be more focused on the needs of those at its centre - by talking to those kids @CCYPVictoria @BuchananLiana
Stay tuned for our video interview with Julie and Lucy - coming soon! https://t.co/IYxR4KAm2k

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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