The Centre undertakes research to identify effective alternative approaches to improve criminal justice, civil dispute resolution and legal service provision.
The CIJ researches, advocates, teaches and translates research into practical application - all with a focus on innovation to improve criminal and civil justice mechanisms, and legal service provision.
In doing so it identifies, evaluates and promotes innovative strategies emerging in Australia and internationally, contributing to public debate through publication of articles, reports and submissions, as well as through speaking at and hosting events.
The CIJ also collaborates with other agencies and organisations involved in delivering innovative justice programs, and in conducting research, policy development and evaluations.
For students, the CIJ provides placement and research opportunities, not only offering practical exposure to the practice and social context of the law, but equipping them to use their legal training to advocate for and achieve change.
Fair Work Commission
This report turns the spotlight on perpetrators of family violence.Read more Family Violence
This report discusses innovative justice responses to sexual offending.Read more Sexual Offences
This report identifies innovative strategies for making access to private legal assistance more affordable for most Australians.Read more Affordable Justice
This is the fourth and final research project commissioned under the federal grant.Read more Justice Index
Enabling Justice ABI
The project will explore ways to address the over-incarceration of people with an acquired brain injury.Read more Enabling Justice ABI
Access to Justice Through Technology
The newly-established Access to Justice Through Technology Program (AJTTP) promotes the design, development and adoption of technology solutions to improve access to justice.Read more Access to Justice Through Technology
Fair Work Commission Evaluations
The Centre for Innovative Justice undertakes consultancies and program evaluations and has been engaged by the Fair Work Commission on a number of pilot programs.Read more Fair Work Commission Evaluations
Restorative Justice Conferencing
An Innovative Approach to Serious Driving OffencesRead more Restorative Justice Conferencing
Problem gambling and offending
The Centre for Innovative Justice has been commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to conduct research into the intersection of problem gambling and the criminal justice system.Read more Problem gambling and offending
Best Practice With Violence Offenders in Community Support Settings
The Centre has been commissioned to provide a theoretical and evidence base for community based support and supervision.Read more Best Practice With Violence Offenders in Community Support Settings
Restorative Justice Practices
The Centre has been commissioned 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.Read more Restorative Justice Practices
Multi-Disciplinary Response Model Project
This project aims to develop a business case for the establishment of multi-disciplinary integrated response teams addressing repeat and chronic family violence cases.Read more Multi-Disciplinary Response Model Project
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