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The CIJ advocates for a better justice system through a range of forums including media articles, opinion pieces, speeches and our blog. To request media comment, please contact RMIT Central Communications on +61 439 704 077.

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State politicians hear from Aboriginal Victorians on country as part of spent convictions inquiry

Members of a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into a legislated spent convictions scheme have travelled to Gunditjmara country to learn more about the impacts of criminal record discrimination.

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Volunteer opportunity for RMIT JD students – Neighbourhood Justice Centre Fines Clinic

Are you an RMIT JD student who has a passion for social justice? If yes, we need your help to provide a service for City of Yarra residents dealing with fines and infringements.

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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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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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Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry hears from Woor-Dungin

Members of Woor-Dungin's Criminal Record Discrimination Project team have given evidence to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry on spent convictions.

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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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New York Study Tour 2019 Blog

The latest from our inaugural New York Innovative Justice Study Tour!

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Semester 2 2019 Taster Placement opportunities

Please note: Applications for Semester 2 Taster Placements are now closed. The next group of Taster Placement opportunities will be advertised in early 2020. 

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Semester 2 2019 Clinical Legal Education Opportunities

Interested in developing your practical legal skills while making a contribution to the community AND getting course credit? Applications for Clinical Legal Education LAW2434 (CLE), a JD elective course are now open!

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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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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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Reversing the trend of mass incarceration – do prisons have a role?

Some simple steps to start turning the tide on Victoria's prison population.

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Semester 1 2019 Taster Placement opportunity

The Centre for Innovative Justice, together with the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria is offering an opportunity to RMIT JD students to spend a day observing a criminal conviction and sentence appeal in the highest Victorian Court.

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International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, the rise in the number of women incarcerated in Victoria has not abated.

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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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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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Supporting Justice update

Work is progressing well on the CIJ’s Supporting Justice project which, through two streams of work, aims to design better justice responses for people with a cognitive impairment and/or complex needs in Victoria. 

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Where are they now? David Mejia Canales

The CIJ catches up with past RMIT Juris Doctor student David Mejia Canales to find out what he's been up to.

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Problem solving courts

Some lessons from New Zealand

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A European alternative approach to juvenile detention

Diagrama is a foundation that provides an innovative approach to youth justice.

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Consent orders

The CIJ has been commissioned by the Department of Justice and Regulation to conduct research into the factors that are relevant to FVIOs being reached by consent.

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Where are they now? With Frank Aloe

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

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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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