What we want to achieve

Our Strategic Plan:2019-23 is our roadmap.  As a brief summary, our five areas of focus are:

Accessible local justice solutions for safer, connected City of Yarra community

  • Develop new services and build community capacity  
  • Expand our hearing capacity and bring in new family violence services
  • Expand our presence in Yarra through new partnerships and collaborations

A recognised and valued community justice model

  • Advocate to courts and government to expand our model to other places that need one-stop-justice
  • Develop as an International Mentor Community Court, and learn from and share practice with local, national and international community justice peers.

A connected and trusted partner 

  • Ensure government stakeholders understand our role and test reforms with us
  • Establish structures to embed the community’s experiences into our services and programs 
  • Strengthen our service partnership model to meet evolving needs.

Unlocking justice innovation

  • Build our profile as a recognised hub for evidence-based justice and innovation where other courts, government and community can solve problems connected to the social determinants of crime and the community’s confidence in the justice system
  • Explore emerging technologies and approaches to increase access to justice, with sector leaders, including MCV
  • Deepen our innovation culture, systems and capacity to encourage further innovation across the Centre.

A passionate, skilled and cohesive organisation  

  • Invest in the health and wellbeing of our people and continue to build diversity across our workforce
  • Continue to attract people with the core skills, attitudes and knowledge  
  • Strengthen internal communication and knowledge-sharing systems to support learning, collaboration and innovation  
  • Continually review our operating and resource model so  it remains sustainable, financially resilient and responsive.
Neighbourhood Justice Centre
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