Category: Blog

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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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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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Making irrelevant convictions history

Victoria is the only Australian state without spent convictions legislation. This means that even trivial offences from decades ago can still appear on police criminal record checks.

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Kids at court for family violence matters

McAuley Community Services for Women's Court Support for Kids program is addressing a missing part of the equation.

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Past RMIT JD students: Jack Faine

Jack Faine completed the RMIT JD in 2017. We had a chat with him to see what she's been up to since.

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For whom design tolls

In mid 2016, a coalition of community and legal assistance sector organisations sought the Centre’s assistance to facilitate a critical conversation on overhauling Victoria’s toll fines system.

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Past RMIT JD students: Karl Shami

Karl Shami 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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Past RMIT JD students: Sophie Capicchiano Young

Sophie Capicchiano Young completed the RMIT JD in 2015. We had a chat with her to see what she’s been up to since.

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Giving kids a reason to go home

Recent articles have highlighted the consequences of applying punitive responses to children who are using violence in the home. But the CIJ’s research shows that answers to aberrant behaviour by young people do not lie in more punishment, more policing, further vilification. They lie in more support, recognition and safety.

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CIJ Internship Program Student Reflections S1 2018

The CIJ offers a range of taster placements to RMIT Law students to give them experiences of the legal and justice system that complement their studies.

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The indicators of women’s representation we should be worried about

This International Women’s Day, we will either sigh or celebrate over the progress in women’s representation across important institutions.

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Fair Work Commission Reflection

Georgia McRae reflects on a week-long placement at the Fair Work Commission

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Towards a multidisciplinary future: Giving vulnerable clients what they want

Legal issues are often intertwined with associated social issues.

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Woor-Dungin in Parliament

Victoria’s Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, has acknowledged the work of Woor-Dungin’s Criminal Record Discrimination Project.

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PIPA – Second Phase Complete!

The PIPA Project has completed another important phase, in which the bulk of its data collection has occurred.

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CIJ and Woor-Dungin collaborate on Criminal Record Discrimination Project

The Centre for Innovative Justice has continued to work with Woor-Dungin on the Criminal Record Discrimination Project.

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Integrating the indefensible

The Victorian Government recently announced a new authority to oversee the management and supervision of serious offenders upon release.

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PIPA heads west

For the sake of alliteration if nothing else, in October the PIPA Project is heading to Perth!

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Infringements Toll On Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recognised the burden the fines system was placing on Victorian Magistrates’ Courts.

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Design thinking and the courts

The Centre’s first Design Thinking and the Law Seminar ‘Re-imagining Legal Service Delivery’ was held in Shepparton in late July. 

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