student clinics

Information Sessions (groups)

The NJC provides customised information sessions onsite at the NJC or staff can attend at your site for large groups or as part of an event.

Onsite: Information sessions onsite at the NJC are held for groups (10-20) on Thursdays. These sessions are usually two hours in duration and may include presentations, a building tour, court observations, interactive activities and staff speakers. The sessions provide an insight into community justices and specifically the NJC community justice model. Sessions are customised to the leaning needs and interests of the group.

Small groups may be combined where the group size is less than 10. We do not provide information sessions for secondary student’s onsite. Typical groups that attend are tertiary students, staff from service organisations or local government, community groups and professional bodies.

Off site: For larger groups the NJC can customise and deliver information sessions at your site or as part of an event such as a conference or professional development day. With the use of video resources, interactive activities and staff speakers we can work with your organisation to develop a program. Typical groups include large student groups, community groups and professional bodies.

Professional or practitioner visits and placements’

The NJC welcomes requests from academics, professionals or practitioners to visit or gain access to resources. As Australia’s only community justice centre and appointed as a mentor court by the centre for Court Innovation the NJC is committed, where able, to support visits, placements and study tours for those interested in investigating community justice or specific aspects of the NJC operational model.

Tertiary student internships

The NJC has a number of programmes for students seeking an internship for credit in their course of study. The tertiary student programme includes placement in the Student Project Team Programme or one of the NJC’s Student Help Clinics; Wills & Wishes, Fines Assist and the Forms and Advocacy Service.

If you are a student undertaking one of the following courses, specific arrangements are in place with the institution. Please contact your subject or work integrated learning coordinator directly rather than contact the NJC.

RMIT

Higher Education: Juris Doctor, Legal & Dispute Studies, Criminology, Justice Studies

Vocational: Financial Counselling

La Trobe University

Law, Juris Doctor, Criminology, Legal Studies, Social Work

Swinburne

Community Services

Monash

Arts

 

Institutions who wish to explore the potential for a cooperative arrangement with the NJC please contact njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)

Students who are enrolled in other institutions or courses can email a request to njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) noting that opportunities are limited and subject to availability.

Please note that Social Work Professional Placements for 2018 are filled and there will be no opportunities in 2018.

Research requests

Academics, Higher Education Research students or other organisations and researchers are encouraged to submit a brief overview of their research proposal by email. 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.

Secondary school teachers

The NJC does not host information sessions for groups of primary and secondary students. We can arrange to visit and present to groups onsite in the school. We are launching in mid-2018 a Community Justice Tool Box for teachers that contains a range of resources and facilitator guides. The resources include a virtual tour, a re-enactment of a criminal court matter, case studies and a collection of other resources.

 

This first version of the Toolbox has a focus on materials for VCE Legal Studies but provides engaging resources that can be easily adapted in other contexts. The NJC will be holding some professional development activities for teachers on Community Justice late in 2018. To register your interest in receiving the toolbox or attending professional development workshops please email njc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)