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15 May 2017
Instead of punishing people who break the law, what if the justice system helped everyone affected by a wrongful act to find their own peace?
09 May 2017
Courting Solutions shows how lawyers, police prosecutors, magistrate, case workers and the person before the court work together to take the practical steps required to break the cycle of offending.
08 Mar 2017
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?
11 Dec 2016
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre gives people the option to submit a guilty plea online for a select range of low-level offences such as traffic and public transport offences that incur fines.
25 Nov 2016
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.
11 Nov 2016
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.
05 Apr 2016
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.
26 Nov 2015
Currently Australia’s first and only community justice centre, the NJC held up strongly under the scrutiny of the AIC’s exhaustive investigations.
26 Nov 2015
Collingwood has a long history as a hub for some of the best and worst graffiti in Melbourne. But how do you foster the good stuff and minimise the bad? The answer is obvious!
25 Nov 2015
Since the White Ribbon Day 2014 all men who took the oath have faced personal challenges of upholding the oath's principles. This year the NJC followed four men to ask the the question "What does it mean to live the oath?"
28 Aug 2015
Collingwood Living in Harmony is a place-based community strengthening initiative to prevent family violence against women on the Collingwood Public Housing Estate delivered by CoHealth, funded and supported by a number of organisations including the Neighbourhood Justice Centre.
04 May 2015
This online application is a simplified version of the paper FVIO application form. It allows you to choose how, where and when you apply for an intervention order. You can complete this form without having to go to a court or a police station.
05 Mar 2015
Australia’s only community justice centre is the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in inner-city Melbourne. Its integrated approach to justice, service co-ordination and crime prevention is one many would like to see tried in NSW. To encourage this discussion Ann Strunks tells us about a project the centre undertook in Smith Street Collingwood.
26 Jan 2015
Smith Street Dreaming wins Community Event of the Year at the Yarra City Council Australia Day awards.
09 Dec 2014
Lowest youth offending rates in Yarra the result of police-NJC collaborations, says Victoria Police.
24 Nov 2014
As men working in justice, we see first hand the terrible consequences of violence against women on, not only on the victim, but for children, friends and communities.
04 Mar 2014
Want to come and observe the goings on at the NJC Court? Here are a few guidelines
26 Feb 2014
The Irish Government has approved the proposal for Ireland's first community court
20 Feb 2013
As part of the leadup to the Community Justice Summit in San Fransisco we discuss community justice around the world.