The Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) and the Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC) have formed a strategic partnership.
The two organisations are co-located and the MHLC provides clinical experience and volunteering opportunities for RMIT University students from a range of disciplines such as law, criminology and social work.
Some of this clinical experience includes visiting clients at a women’s prison, the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, through MHLC's Inside Access program.
The CIJ/MHLC partnership provides greater capacity to meet the complex legal needs of people with mental illness and to help break the cycle of crime.
The partnership also strengthens the link between research and practical outcomes and boosts the MHLC’s education, research and advocacy capacity, enabling it to be innovative in its approach to service delivery, and providing practical learning opportunities for students across RMIT.