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The Neighbourhood Justice Centre Court seeks to help improve the safety of the community by focusing on the rehabilitation of offenders and by aiming to develop increased stability for offenders as well as providing assistance in reintegrating them into the community. At the centre's Court, the Magistrate hears a variety of civil and criminal cases - all resolved in the one courtroom.
In this innovative approach, a single magistrate hears a full range of matters that affect our local community. This gives the magistrate an in-depth understanding of justice issues in the City of Yarra and it informs our work in the community.
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre Court is open to the public and operates Monday to Friday.
The court sits as a:
If you live in the City of Yarra your case may be heard at the NJC. Indigenous people with a strong connection to the area may also have their cases heard at the NJC if they are alleged to have committed an offence in the City of Yarra.
Homeless people can also have their case heard at the NJC, if the alleged offence took place in the City of Yarra or if the person is residing in short-term accommodation in the City of Yarra.
Like other courts, the NJC Court is open to the public and we welcome visitors to come and watch the court in session. Here are a few guidelines: