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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We can and must do better for victims of sexual assault and restorative justice can play a vital role in giving survivors a voice, engaging perpetrators and tackling recidivism https://t.co/GhZGrtJYgL
It’s International Day of People with Disability! Hearing the voices of people with disability when designing criminal justice policy is essential to finding the right solutions to address over incarceration of people with disability #IDPWD
https://t.co/1mhBELRwCT https://t.co/MQYUdh5ofh

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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