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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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Student Opportunity at the Melbourne Drug Court

The CIJ is offering a taster placement at the Melbourne Drug Court in November 2019.

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Restorative justice report launch

Keep an eye out in October for the CIJ's report on our pilot of restorative justice conferencing for serious driving offences.

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Victim Service Review second phase

The CIJ has moved into the second phase of its work reviewing Victoria's service network for victims of crime.

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The CIJ has moved!

The CIJ has moved to RMIT's new Social Innovation Hub - a place to collaborate, innovate, and make the world a better place.

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Spent convictions – some good news

Victorian Parliament's Legal and Social Affairs Committee has recommended that a spent convictions scheme be legislated as a matter of urgency.

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New multidisciplinary taster placement 

The CIJ's first multidisciplinary taster placement took place at the Child Witness Service, the Intermediaries Pilot Program and the Office of Public Prosecutions.

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Where are they now? With Brigette Rose

The CIJ catches up with former RMIT Juris Doctor student Brigette Rose to find out what she's been up to since graduating.

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Funding extension for CIJ-LACW integrated practice partnership

A CIJ partnership with the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women is providing pathways out of the justice system for vulnerable women.

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“We must all stand up for an independent judiciary” 

Opinion piece by Rob Hulls published in the Herald Sun, 2 September 2019

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Voice at the Table Training for CIJ Staff

In August CIJ staff participated in SARU's Voice at the Table training to help us work in more accessible ways with people with cognitive disability.

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Spring/Summer 2019 Clinical Legal Education Opportunities – applications now open!

Interested in developing your practical legal skills while making a contribution to the community AND getting course credit? Applications for Spring/Summer 2019 Clinical Legal Education LAW2434 (CLE), a JD elective course, are now open.

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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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Spring/Summer 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 Spring/Summer 2019 Clinical Legal Education LAW2434 (CLE), a JD elective course, will be open soon on Monday 16 September 2019.

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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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