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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Elena Campbell appointed to federal government’s Expert Panel as part of ‘rapid review’ into prevention approaches to gendered violence

Elena Campbell, CIJ’s Associate Director of Research, Advocacy & Policy, has been appointed to the federal government's Expert Panel on domestic and family violence.

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Past Event

Demystifying restorative justice

20 May 2024, 1:00PM-2:00PM

As part of Victorian Law Week 2024 this webinar will examine the multiple ways restorative justice practices and processes are currently being used in our community as a response to harm.

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Oscar Pistorius was jailed for Reeva Steenkamp’s murder, but her mum is still seeking justice

When the courts say justice is served, families caught in the middle often feel otherwise. The parents of murdered South African model Reeva Steenkamp explain what it would take to feel a sense of justice.

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Lawyers urged to be at forefront of change

Our Director, Rob Hulls, recently spoke at the Law Institute of Victoria's Criminal Law Conference.

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The justice system: a help or a hindrance?

Watch our Victorian Law Week 2023 event 'The justice system: a help or a hindrance?' which took place on Monday 15 May 2023.


Combatting toxic masculinity and violence against women

Can we reprogram masculinity to remove its toxic aspects, or should we focus on harm minimization when it comes to gendered violence? And how can the media better report when it comes to male perpetrated violence towards women and children?

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A look back at all the CIJ has achieved over the last 10 years

As we reflect on the past decade, we are proud of our many achievements in advancing access to justice and promoting innovative and effective solutions to legal challenges. Our work is far from over, though – we are excited to look to the future and continue to explore new ways to improve the justice system.

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Centre for Innovative Justice turns 10!

Over 100 staff, students and industry partners recently came together to celebrate the tenth anniversary of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ).

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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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