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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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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 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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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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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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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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Criminal record reform update

Victoria takes a step closer to a Spent Convictions scheme.

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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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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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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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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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Women Transforming Justice & Women’s Decarceration Agenda

As part of our new research agenda on women's decarceration, the CIJ will conduct an evaluation of the Women Transforming Justice project.

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Innovative Justice teaching award

Stan Winford and Bronwyn Naylor jointly received two awards, one for 'Research for Impact' in relation to their work with Woor Dungin on the Criminal Record Discrimination and the other for developing and teaching the course Innovative Justice during 2018.

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Curing violence: How we can become a less violent society

The UK's Centre for Justice Innovation recently released a book about reducing violence in society and CIJ's Elena Campbell and Rob Hulls were asked to contribute a chapter about what measures can be brought into view to reduce family violence.

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2019 Study Tour – we’re going to New York!

The CIJ is proud to be partnering with New York’s Center for Court Innovation to take our Innovative Justice Study Tour to New York City for the first time.

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