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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Annual Review

CIJ Annual Review 2018

2018 was another action-packed year at the CIJ! You can relive the highlights via our 2018 Annual Review, now published.

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Justice in the USA – some lessons for Australia

Our Talking Innovative Justice podcast goes to New York, where CIJ Director Rob Hulls interviews social justice advocate and former Rikers Island Prison inmate Kathy Morse, and Vincent Schiraldi from Colombia University, about lessons Australia could learn from the American experience of mass incarceration.


Where professional privilege is blurred

There is a risk that information held by legal practices with interdisciplinary programs could be subpoenaed and used against their clients.

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Voices for Justice

The Voices for Justice program supports people with disability and lived experience of the criminal justice system to be self-advocates.

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Family Violence

Integrated Counselling & Case Management Program design

The CIJ is providing further support to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's family violence reforms through the design of the Integrated Counselling and Case Management program.

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Systemic Reform

Children’s Court of Victoria Service Delivery Reform Project

This project aims to use human centred design to improve the experiences of all Children's Court users.

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Where are they now? With Poppy Jacobs

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

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Systemic Reform

Best practice communication with victims: A study for the OPP

The CIJ was commissioned by the Office of Public Prosecutions (Victoria) to provide advice about communicating more effectively with victims of crime.

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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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