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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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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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Brave survivor calls for change

A domestic violence survivor who has personal experience of the criminal justice system has been recognised for her advocacy work for people living with disability and trauma.

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Blog

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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Woor-Dungin CIJ project wins national award

A unique collaboration between the CIJ and Woor-Dungin has been recognised at the Australian Philanthropy Awards.

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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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Speeches

2018 Speeches

A selection of CIJ Director Rob Hulls’s keynote speeches from 2018

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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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New Zealand Study Tour insights published

RMIT University law and social work students recently undertook a week-long study tour to Auckland, New Zealand where they visited the Rangatahi Youth Court, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and the Court of New Beginnings.

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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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RMIT Students bring Order to Court

The third year of the Access to Justice Through Technology stream Innovation Program produced a crop of high quality, low-cost innovative solutions that met the ultimate design thinking test that they must be desirable, feasible and viable.

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NZ study tour – a real eye opener

Just how innovative New Zealand's courts are came as quite a surprise to the RMIT law students who recently undertook a week long study tour.

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Blog

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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Media

Supermax proposal a path to a dark and expensive place

Proposals for a ‘mini supermax’ facility smack of a push towards Victoria’s very own ‘Don Dale’.

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Review: ‘The Storyteller’

A co-production between prisoners in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company.

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