Learn about community justice, learn about us

As Australia’s first community justice centre and an International Community Justice Mentor Court we welcome professionals, practitioners, student and community groups interested in learning about community justice or specific aspects of our model.

Talk to our Education & Public Programs team for information about:

  • Information Sessions (groups)
  • Professional or practitioner visits and placements
  • Tertiary student opportunities
  • Research requests

Contact us on njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) addressing your enquiry to our Education Project Officer.

Onsite information sessions

We hold Information Sessions at the NJC for tertiary students, staff from service organisations or local government, community groups and professional bodies.  

Session include presentations, a tour of the Centre, a chance to observe court in action, and staff speakers. 

We can customise your session to meet the learning needs and interests of your group. 

Tours are suitable for groups of between 10 and 20 people.  (Groups may be combined where the group size is less than 10).

Sessions are usually held on Thursdays, and run for around 2 to 3 hours.

We can visit our local City of Yarra primary and secondary students in their classrooms. 

Be part of our virtual excursion pilot

This year we're designing a 'virtual excursion', so we can visit any school, near or far, by video-conference or live streaming.

If your school would like to take part in our pilot virtual excursion project contact our Education Manager by email njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) 

Professional or practitioner visits and placements

We welcome requests from academics, professionals or practitioners to visit the Centre or gain access to our resources.

Tertiary student opportunities

2019 is going to be a great year for tertiary students to participate in a hands-way with our work at the Centre. 

We're collaborating with universities designing a range of practical, experiential programs and projects. 

Towards the end of the first semester we'll have more details for you. In the meantime, talk to your faculty about getting involved with us.

University cooperative arrangements

Universities wishing to get involved with us should contact njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)  addressing your enquiry to our Education Project Officer.

Research requests

Academic staff, Higher Education Research students or other organisations and researchers are encouraged to submit a brief overview of their research proposal by email to: njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) 

The NJC welcomes the opportunity to collaborate or partner in research.

Work experience (secondary school students)

Unfortunately the NJC does not host secondary student volunteers or those seeking a work experience placement.