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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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Rob chats to Aotearoa NZ Drug Court Police Prosecutor

Therapeutic Courts can change and save lives. Addressing a person’s addiction to drugs or alcohol which has led to offending is much smarter than simply locking them up. Listen to CIJ Director, Rob Hulls chat with Aotearoa NZ Drug Court Police Prosecutor Sgt Jared Cuff.

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Rob chats to Aotearoa NZ Judge Lisa Tremewan

CIJ Director, Rob Hulls, recently visited Aotearoa New Zealand. He caught up with Judge Lisa Tremewan from the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court to talk about how addressing the addiction issues of people who offend and using peer support workers, can turn lives around.

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Project
Family Violence

Evaluation of the Pre-court Support for Adolescents using violence in the home (AVITH) Pilot

The Report highlights that early, specialist legal and non-legal support and pre-court negotiations, often results in timely and effective outcomes for young people, reduces harmful contact with the justice system and improved safety for their families.

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Our Justice System – Renovation Or Re-Build? The Jury Is Out

For too long our justice system has let too many people down. In many areas it is not fit-for-purpose and either needs a substantial renovation or a total rebuild.

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What’s next for a Charter of Rights post-election?

This webinar, hosted by the Human Rights Law Centre discusses the difference a National Charter of Human Rights can make to people’s lives.

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Nyadol Nyuon on resilience, identity and making a change in society

In this video, CIJ Director, Rob Hulls talks to Nyadol Nyuon, a lawyer and human rights advocate, who has recently been appointed as the Director of the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre at Victoria University. She discusses her journey from Itang refugee camp in Ethiopia to becoming a lawyer in Australia.

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New Mexico Judge Jason Lidyard on keeping people out of jail

In this video, CIJ Director, Rob Hulls talks to New Mexico District Court Judge Jason Lidyard on Drug Courts, lived experience and having the courage to look at new ways to improve the criminal justice system.

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Family Violence

Future-proofing Safety – A major project examining family violence in Victoria during COVID-19

The CIJ are proud to partner with Drummond Street’s Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) and the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) on the Futureproofing Safety – COVID-19 and family violence in Victoria project.

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Jaclyn Symes and her pathway from law student to disability worker to Attorney General

In this video for law students, Rob talks to Victorian Attorney General Jaclyn Symes about her pathway from law student to disability worker to Attorney General.

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Connect with the Centre for Innovative Justice through our media channels. Stay up to date via Twitter, YouTube and the Talking Innovative Justice podcast.

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CIJ's Director, @HullsRob, shares his experience of a recent traumatic home invasion and how a restorative justice option embedded in the justice system can often better meet the varied needs of victims.
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That's a wrap for 2022 from the Centre for Innovative Justice - check out what we've been up to this year in our final newsletter for the year. Happy holidays from the team at the CIJ! https://t.co/C1xURyv28b
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"It gave us the power to ask the questions we wanted to, in our way, and for him to understand the impact that it had".

Restorative justice program forges healing between offenders and victims
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Our Director @HullsRob was delighted to speak at the 2022 #NILHConference22 in Hobart. Innovation and self-determination must be embraced by our justice system. https://t.co/nPTCdK86uP
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Podcast

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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