Research + Projects

Multidisciplinary Response Model Project

This project developed a business case for the establishment of multidisciplinary integrated response in the Southern Melbourne region addressing repeat and chronic family violence cases.

The CIJ consulted widely across the relevant stakeholders in the area, and also reviewed relevant material and data, to identify the strengths and challenges of the region’s current response and to make suggestions for reform in light of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.


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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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Multidisciplinary Practice – the way of the future

Rob Hulls speaks to Stan Winford, Principal Coordinator, Legal Programs, and Katherine Ogilvie, Social Worker, CIJ, about multidisciplinary law practices and the benefits they provide to students and clients.


Multidisciplinary Practice: the way of the future

Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice speaks with Elissa Scott, Summary Crime program manager, Managing Lawyer Advocate Team | Criminal Law Services, Victorian Legal Aid about being a social worker and a lawyer.

Past Event

Launch of the Multidisciplinary Practice

14 June 2016, 5:30PM-7:30PM

The CIJ has a vision for a multidisciplinary practice (or MDP) that will create life changing experiences for RMIT students from a range of disciplines including the Juris Doctor, Social Work, Justice and Criminology, Legal and Dispute Studies, and Paralegal students.

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Key People

Elena Campbell

Elena Campbell

Associate Director of Research, Advocacy & Policy

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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