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Courting Solutions

How does a criminal court help people break their cycles of offending? Simple. By giving people who come before the law the opportunity to come up with the solution.

Going beyond business-as-usual ‘blame-and-sanction’ justice, Courting Solutions shines a light on what’s achieved when the law works with people, instead of doing things for or at them.

Based on real world scenarios, this mock trial explores the ground-breaking techniques and underpinning philosophies used at the one-of-a-kind problem solving court at Australia’s only Neighbourhood Justice Centre.

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.

Learn how a person before the NJC’s court collaborates with their lawyer, prosecutors, case workers, and correctional services to develop (and stick to) tailored solutions that meet their individual needs and situation.

Audiences will be expertly guided through the process by the manager of NJC’s treatment services, and will hear from the people who attest to this technique—NJC based Fitzroy Legal Service, Victoria Legal Aid, Victoria Police Prosecutors, and Community Correctional Services, and the NJC’s Magistrate and case workers.

Courting Solutions is designed for professionals and students. And anyone with a heart and head for justice.

When | Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

Where | The Courtyard, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, city centre

Time | 6:45pm—8:30pm (doors open 6:30pm)

Booking |

More information | 9948 8777,


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images and voices of people who have died.

Reviewed: 09/5/2017 © 2017 State Government of Victoria