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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Improving victims’ experiences of the justice system

The CIJ's study for Victoria's Office of Public Prosecutions provides a unique insight into what victims want from the prosecution process.

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Systemic Reform

Victims Services Review

The Victorian Department of Justice & Community Safety has asked the CIJ to review the state's service and support system for victims of crime.

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Criminal record reform update

Victoria takes a step closer to a Spent Convictions scheme.

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Where are they now? With Ash Thomas

The CIJ catches up with former RMIT Juris Doctor student Ash Thomas to find out what he's been up to since graduating.

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News, Blog

Financial Counselling at LACW and MHLC!

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has provided funding to the CIJ to employ a financial counsellor to deliver services to women in the criminal justice system affected by gambling.

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Focus on homelessness for Innovative Justice Semester 1

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

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Systemic Reform

Supporting Justice

Supporting Justice is aimed at improving the justice system's responses to mental health and disability.

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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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What's new at the CIJ? Find out in our latest Centre for Innovative Justice Newsletter #21 - https://t.co/XvXV1njcBk
The CIJ's study for Victoria's Office of Public Prosecutions provides a unique insight into what victims want from the prosecution process - new post by CIJ Senior Advisor Nareeda Lewers, now on the CIJ blog https://t.co/fjgUhwJxwK
Our Talking Innovative Justice podcast takes a look at the CIJ's new report for @OPP_Vic on what victims want from the prosecution process. Featuring Solicitor for Public Prosecutions John Cain & CIJ's Stan Winford, Nareeda Lewers & @HullsRob Listen here: https://t.co/ER0S1cRAsV
Genuine consultation with victims can make a real difference. Our report for @OPP_Vic "Communicating with Victims about Resolution Decisions: A Study of Victims’ Experiences and Communication Needs" is now available! Access it here: https://t.co/qeerot2JWJ https://t.co/WyTnd4Nwjo

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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