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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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Semester 1, 2020 Clinical Legal Education – applications open

Interested in developing your practical legal skills while making a contribution to the community AND getting course credit? Applications for Semester 1 2020 Clinical Legal Education LAW2434 (CLE), a JD elective course are now open.

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Where are they now? with Kate O’Connor

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

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Victim Services & Child Witness Service Reviews

The CIJ is in the final reporting phase of Stage 2 of its review of services for victims of crime, commissioned by Victim Services, Support and Reform within the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

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New resource on perpetrator intervention systems

Bringing together and articulating the complexity of perpetrator intervention systems to improve family safety.

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New project with Djirra

The CIJ is embarking on an exciting new collaboration with Djirra and PWC’s Indigenous Consulting to develop a model and plan for implementation for a residential program for Aboriginal women in Victoria.

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Inaugural Voices for Justice participants graduate with flying colours!

The inaugural Voices for Justice training program has wrapped up on a high as our first round of self-advocates took part in a graduation ceremony at the CIJ earlier this week.

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Supporting Justice website now live!

Supporting Justice is a website that provides practical resources for court and legal professionals to better respond to people with disability in the criminal justice system

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Where are they now? with Paula O’Byrne

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

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Legal Services Board funds Aboriginal employment program

Work removing barriers to employment for Aboriginal people will be extended thanks to a new grant from the Victorian Legal Services Board.

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Exciting new partnership with Youthlaw!

The CIJ is thrilled to kick off its partnership and co-location with Youthlaw with a new project looking at early intervention support for young people who use or experience family violence.

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Financial counselling – some early data

Our important financial counselling work with women at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) prison has now been running for three months.

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Students

Volunteer opportunity for RMIT JD students – Neighbourhood Justice Centre Fines Clinic Spring 2019

Do you have a passion for social justice? Would you like experience working in a real courthouse?If yes, we need your help to provide a service for City of Yarra residents dealing with fines and infringements.

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MEDIA RELEASE: CIJ launches new restorative justice service after successful pilot

A new restorative justice program that responds to crime committed by adults in Victoria has been launched by the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) at RMIT University.

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Restorative justice can help victims heal

Research by the CIJ has found that restorative justice can meet the needs of victims in ways the adversarial system cannot.

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Students

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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Students

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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Students

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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