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Samara Young

Samara has worked across a range of sectors, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, NGOs and the education sector in roles involving communications, social policy, project management and service delivery. 

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Helen Forster

Helen has experience in complex research and policy analysis, she supports identifying and monitoring emerging trends and developments in innovative justice.  

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Matilda Simpson

Matilda provides project support across a range of projects at the CIJ, with a focus on the CIJ's family violence research agenda. 

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Melanie Joosten

Melanie is a social worker, writer and researcher who has worked in the areas of family violence, elder abuse and ageing. She supports the CIJ’s work in the area of restorative justice.

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Katie Christensen

Katie Christensen (She/Her) is a Wurundjeri Woman who has extensive experience working in the Domestic Violence sector – supporting Women who have experienced violence in crisis and long term case management and facilitating healing groups for women.

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Jen Black

Jen is a lawyer who has held a number of senior roles in the legal assistance sector, assisting individuals navigate the justice system and advocating for meaningful, systemic change.

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Eliza Hew

Eliza is a Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work graduate from RMIT University. Eliza provides project support across multiple projects, including across the CIJ’s family violence research agenda.

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Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes is a lawyer, writer and policy adviser with experience working in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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Renee Handsaker

Renee is a highly skilled facilitator specialising in restorative conferencing, conflict transformation and debriefing following traumatic incidents.

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Catherine Caruana

Catherine’s work at the CIJ supports the centre's priority research stream into women in the justice system and the need to develop alternatives to imprisoning women.

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Dorothy Armstrong

Dorothy Armstrong is working on the CIJ’s Supporting Justice Project as an adviser and peer support worker.

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Riley Ellard

Riley has worked in social policy across a range of sectors including disability, child protection, mental health and family violence.

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Bernice Beaucaine

Bernice is a social worker who works across the Centre for Innovative Justice and partner agency the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women.

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Heidi Philips

Heidi is currently studying the Juris Doctor at RMIT after finishing a Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies in 2017.

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Katherine Ogilvie

Katherine (Kat) Ogilvie is a social worker who works across the Centre for Innovative Justice and partner agency the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women.

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Nareeda Lewers

Nareeda is an experienced lawyer who has represented highly vulnerable and marginalised people.

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Mina Hilson

Mina is an accomplished administrator and coordinator with experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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Stan Winford

Stan is a legal and justice system expert with experience in innovation and reform, including user centred design and applications for restorative and therapeutic justice in criminal and civil law.

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Elena Campbell

Elena is a lawyer, speechwriter and former political staffer who has worked in legal and social policy for over 20 years. Elena’s expertise includes therapeutic justice, women’s decarceration, equal opportunity and human rights, as well as the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children.

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Rob Hulls

Rob first attended RMIT as a law student, where he graduated in 1982. 30 years later, in October 2012, Rob returned to the University to set up the Centre for Innovative Justice as a place to develop, drive, and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users.

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