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Unstacking the odds: Towards positive interventions at the intersection of gambling and crime

The purpose of this Issues Paper is to build on the CIJ’s, 2017 report 'Compulsion, convergence or crime', by highlighting relevant literature and case law which has emerged since this 2017 work was conducted.

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Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

The CIJ recently made a joint submission with the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women to the Victorian Parliament Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria. We support the initiative of the Victorian Government in recognising that homelessness is an ongoing and complex issue.

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Review of Age of Criminal Responsibility

The CIJ recently made a submission to the Council of Attorneys-General as part of their review of the age of criminal responsibility in Australia.

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Measuring crime harm − the reality behind the statistics

The CIJ provided input to the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) on the development of a Crime Harm Index for Victoria.

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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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Victim Service Review (incorporating Child Witness Service 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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Inquiry into Restitution and Compensation Orders

The CIJ has provided a submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) inquiry into Restitution and Compensation Orders.

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Victorian Law Reform Commission Review: The role of victims in the criminal trial process

This submission argues that the adversarial trial process is failing victims and offenders alike.

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Victorian Law Reform Commission – Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

The CIJ provided a submission to the Victorian Law Reform - Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, which looks at the background and the opportunities to correct these failures.

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Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

The CIJ provided a submission into the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in NT which argues that the detention of children and young people should not be countenanced.

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Fair Work Commission Evaluations

The Centre for Innovative Justice undertakes consultancies and program evaluations and has been engaged by the Fair Work Commission to evaluate a number of pilot and ongoing programs.

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Integrating the Indefensible – What Role Should the Community Play?

The Centre was commissioned to provide a theoretical and evidence base for community based support and supervision of serious violent offenders.

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Affordable Justice

This report identified innovative strategies for making access to private legal assistance more affordable for most Australians.

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Compulsion, convergence or crime?

Contact with the criminal justice system as a form of gambling harm.

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Justice Index

The CIJ has conducted initial scoping work to explore the ways in which the performance of justice experiences are measured, as well as experienced by users.

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Access to Justice Through Technology

Accessible justice continues to be an ongoing problem in Australia. However, the new and expanding area of design thinking, the use of legal apps and innovative technology in the law is starting to address this.

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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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