Access to Justice Through Technology
Accessible justice continues to be an ongoing problem in Australia. However, the new and expanding area of design thinking, the use of legal apps and innovative technology in the law is starting to address this.
The RMIT Access to Justice Through Technology Program (AJTTP) ran from 2015 to 2017 and gave RMIT students the experience of implementing the design, development and adoption of technology solutions to improve access to justice.
AJTTP was a partnership involving RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice, Victoria Legal Aid and the community legal sector through the Federation of Community Legal Centres. Two projects developed by students – Fine Fixer and Streamline Fines – have been funded to be developed further and have been now been rolled out for use in the real world.