The CIJ undertakes research and makes submissions on the themes of restorative justice, family violence, women's decarceration and systemic reform. We work in partnership with the justice sector, government and justice system users, as well as independently.
The CIJ has been commissioned by the TAC to design and pilot a model of Restorative Justice practices that would add to the suite of options available to meet the complex needs of supported recovery clients.
This is a ground-breaking cross-disciplinary study looking at the respective skills of lawyers and social workers and how these different skills can usefully be combined in order to deliver a holistic service that meet clients’ needs.
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.
RMIT JD students authored a report for the Australian Human Rights Commission exploring and evaluating the effect that a federal Charter of Human Rights would have had on the outcomes of significant Australian cases and laws.
The report discusses innovative justice responses to sexual offending. In particular, it provides a blueprint for governments and legal systems to explore the establishment of restorative justice approaches which can better meet the needs of victims of sexual offences.
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