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Chief Justice Victoria, Director for the Centre of Justice Innovation, and internationally renowned Judge Alex Calabrese ask a simple question: why don’t communities across Australia have their own Neighbourhood Justice Centre?
For the few last months the men of the NJC got together for an hour a week to talk about how we’d participate in White Ribbon Day, and while these meetings started out as logistical exercises in event planning, they soon morphed into periods of reflection about what it means to be fathers, brothers, friends. Men.
Now in its ninth year, Urban Campfires shows how any court can use art—particular art drawn from its local neighbourhood—to alleviate the tensions that typically accompanies the passage of justice.
After an exhaustive investigation into how courts respond to family violence matters, Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence recommends that a number of NJC’s signature practices should be adopted by other courts.