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The Neighbourhood Justice Centre flourishes by working collaboratively with the local community. In this community justice approach, people in our local area help us to identify and tackle any local crime and safety issues, and come up with lasting, local solutions.

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Community Building

Community Justice Education

 

Crime Prevention

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The community justice model operating at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) puts community at the centre ensuring the NJC and the local community have a collaborative relationship.

Community members in the City of Yarra play an important role in 'their' Neighbourhood Justice Centre. People in our local area help us to identify and tackle any local crime and safety issues, and come up with lasting, local solutions.

The NJC works with and in the community, providing services and supporting community programs that address disadvantage, prevent crime, improve safety and increase confidence in and access to the justice system.

The community also actively uses the NJC building for their own purposes. The Community Meeting room hosts a range of local groups on a regular and one off basis.

Ways we work with community include

  • Justice education: We have an extensive community justice education program which aims to increase people's understanding of the justice system and support and equip community members to engage in justice issues with confidence.
  • Crime Prevention: We work in partnership with local people, businesses and agengies to address crime and its underlying causes of disadvantage and poverty.
  • Community Building: Strong communities are safer and less likely to be victims of crime. The NJC works with community to build connections and increase civic participation.
  • Services: Integrated Inreach Services are offered at the NJC for residents of Yarra. These are confidential and free.

 

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Reviewed: 29/7/2016 © 2016 State Government of Victoria