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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International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, the rise in the number of women incarcerated in Victoria has not abated. Similarly, advocates and service providers around the nation continue their work to support criminalised women and their families, as they have done for decades.

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Supporting Justice update

Work is progressing well on the CIJ’s Supporting Justice project which, through two streams of work, aims to design better justice responses for people with a cognitive impairment and/or complex needs in Victoria. 

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Focus on homelessness for Innovative Justice Semester 1

This semester, the RMIT Juris Doctor’s Innovative Justice subject will focus on the topic “sleeping rough” as a lens through which to examine innovative justice.

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Where are they now? David Mejia Canales

The CIJ catches up with past RMIT Juris Doctor student David Mejia Canales to find out what he's been up to.

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Problem solving courts

Some lessons from New Zealand

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RMIT researchers are shaping the world

Our Associate Director Elena Campbell features in this promotional video by RMIT on researchers who are making a difference!

Family Violence

Court Support 4 Kids

This project evaluates a program that supports women who come to court seeking Family Violence Intervention Orders while accompanied by their children. This page includes the project's two final publications: a Needs Assessment and an Evaluation.

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2019 Study Tour – we’re going to New York!

The CIJ is proud to be partnering with New York’s Center for Court Innovation to take our Innovative Justice Study Tour to New York City for the first time.

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.@hullsrob in full stride speaking to young lawyers at @minterellison. Thanks for the invite! https://t.co/5FNFJRIP46
Our Senior Policy Lawyer Nareeda Lewers presented to @OPP_Vic our research on best practice communication with victims. Victims want to be consulted properly, regardless of the outcome of their case. Our report for @OPP_Vic will be released publicly soon https://t.co/qeerot2JWJ https://t.co/9gAboFp4U9

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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