About

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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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!

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Past RMIT JD students: Frank Aloe

Frank Aloe completed the RMIT JD in 2016. We had a chat with him to see what he's been up to since.

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Improving justice responses to mental health and disability

Building on its groundbreaking work in partnership with Jesuit Social Services and people with lived experience on the Enabling Justice project, the CIJ will undertake a program of research and system change aimed at improving the justice system's response 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 Centre for Court Innovation to take our Innovative Justice Study Tour to New York City for the first time.

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Innovative Justice teaching award

Stan Winford and Bronwyn Naylor jointly received two awards, one for 'Research for Impact' in relation to their work with Woor Dungin on the Criminal Record Discrimination and the other for developing and teaching the course Innovative Justice during 2018.

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Women Transforming Justice & Women’s Decarceration Agenda

As part of our new research agenda on women's decarceration, the CIJ will conduct an evaluation of the Women Transforming Justice project.

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Julia Gillard on Passion, Politics & Power

To mark the fifth anniversary of RMIT's Centre for Innovative Justice, CIJ Director Rob Hulls sat down with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard to talk passion, politics and power for a public audience at RMIT's Storey Hall.

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Brave survivor calls for change

A domestic violence survivor who has personal experience of the criminal justice system has been recognised for her advocacy work for people living with disability and trauma.

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The CIJ's submission to the ALRC's Review of the Family Law System

The CIJ's submission to this crucial review highlights the needs of those experiencing family violence.

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Woor-Dungin CIJ project wins national award

A unique collaboration between the CIJ and Woor-Dungin has been recognised at the Australian Philanthropy Awards.

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New pathways to justice

The CIJ is working with RMIT University to develop innovative justice responses for survivors and victims of sexual abuse.

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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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Could work with worse and the CIJ is the place to be! https://t.co/qUkRkXy2XT
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"Ultimately our systems and processes work for those who respect them. And when you're starting to work with recidivist and highly dangerous perpetrators of violence, the normal rules that we impose don't always apply." https://t.co/pFjfJqMrWK
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"It's confronting to think about, but we have to ask ourselves whether we'd need prisons for women at all were it not for family and domestic violence" - @InnovateJustice Associate Director Elena Campbell. Good to see @abcnews giving this issue in-depth coverage //ab.co/2Eyyplk
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Including a feature on the Criminal Record Discrimination Project featuring @InnovateJustice Associate Director Stan Winford & @RMITLaw @bgnaylor (page 20-21)! https://t.co/BwQugyM4F4
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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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