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The Neighbourhood Justice Centre is about doing justice locally and finding lasting solutions that strengthen the City of Yarra.
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) was established in 2007 and is Australia’s only community justice centre. It is located in Collingwood, Melbourne, and serves the City of Yarra.
The Centre is committed to resolving disputes by addressing the underlying causes of harmful behaviour and tackling social disadvantage.
Through bringing together a multi-jurisdictional court with a wide array of support services and community initiatives, the NJC has been effective in reducing crime, increasing community safety and creating savings through fewer cases in the system.
Our goals are to: