INTERNATIONAL MENTOR COMMUNITY COURT

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) is the world’s first International Mentor Community Court.

Having successfully launched a wide variety of justice initiatives, the NJC is well placed to provide support and learning opportunities for a wide variety of audiences with an interest in therapeutic and community approaches to justice. The NJC offers a range of services, including; 

SITE VISITS

The NJC regularly hosts local, national and international visitors. During a site visit, visitors are introduced to the NJC model. This includes meeting with and opportunities to shadow relevant staff, observe court and other programs. Areas covered include:

  • the history of the centre
  • therapeutic justice in action
  • community justice in a global context
  • architectural and design elements of the NJC
  • the court
  • client and integrated service model
  • justice innovations
  • community engagement and crime prevention
  • education initiatives.

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

We provide online learning opportunities and regularly conduct virtual information sessions and tours. If you are looking for a more specialist or tailored virtual session, please contact the NJC Education Team to discuss.

TRAINING & ORIENTATION PROGRAMS

We have a range of staff who conduct presentations (internally and externally) on a broad range of topics from justice innovations to family violence. Practitioners and other external experts connected with the NJC are also available upon request. Is there a focus area or learning outcome you would like us to explore? Work directly with the NJC Education Team to tailor your own program.

ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

We have learning resources on a variety of topics, including therapeutic problem solving, our integrated client services model and community crime prevention. Information can be found on our Knowledge Centre. (External link)

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & MENTORING

The NJC provides student placement opportunities to both tertiary and secondary students. Placement and mentoring opportunities give students the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of the NJC, observe practice and interaction between departments, and a chance to serve the community. The NJC collaborates with universities to design meaningful programs and projects for students, assisting them in their learning and development.

RESEARCH

The NJC welcomes the opportunity to collaborate or partner in research with academics, professionals or practitioners.

INNOVATION

Since opening in 2007, the NJC has created and implemented a variety of successful justice initiatives (External link). Staff from the NJC’s Program Innovation Team are available to help plan, test and implement new partnership projects or offer advice on current or planned justice initiatives.

FURTHER INFORMATION

NJC Education
9:00am-5:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Phone: (03) 9948 8777
Email: njc@courts.vic.gov.au (External link)