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A note from CIJ’s Director

We are facing unique and difficult times with the onset of the Coronavirus here in Australia. Not only will COVID-19 change the way we operate as an organisation, but it will put added stress on everyone working in, or associated with, the justice system.

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Measuring crime harm − The reality behind the statistics

The CIJ provided input to the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) on the development of a Crime Harm Index for Victoria.

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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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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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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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