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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Turning Aboriginal men’s lives around at Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place

Our Talking Innovative Justice podcast visits Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place, and speaks to General Manager Shaun Braybrook about how the centre is turning Aboriginal men's lives around.


New resource on perpetrator intervention systems

Bringing together and articulating the complexity of perpetrator intervention systems to improve family safety.

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Where are they now? with Kate O’Connor

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

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Disability and the criminal justice system: designing with people closest to the problem

An interview with CIJ's Stan Winford about our Support Justice Project.

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Victim Services & Child Witness Service Reviews

The CIJ is in the final reporting phase of Stage 2 of its review of services for victims of crime, commissioned by Victim Services, Support and Reform within the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

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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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Restorative Justice

Restorative justice conferencing pilot for serious driving offences

Access the project report ‘It’s healing to hear another person’s story and also to tell your own story’ here.

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We are delighted that this important reform is happening and that our work with Woor Dungin is being recognised! Bravo @JillHennessyMP https://t.co/PDhCaeIgPb
A great program introduced in NZ that has seen “embarrassingly simple” wrinkles ironed out of the system and improved access to justice - https://t.co/qGyPIb3UEo
Come along to the launch of the CIJ's and @ANROWS report on Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home. Follow the link for more information and to register - https://t.co/H3alGewhLR
CIJ provided a submission to the Crime Statistics Agency on the development of a Crime Harm Index for Vic. We advocate for the development of an Index that is grounded in what is known from research and practice about crime victimisation and offending - https://t.co/jXezzrfuNp

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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