Artwork: Tom Civil, find at corner of Little Victoria and Little Smith Street, Fitzroy

About our community-led solutions 

If a complex social problem is affecting your how live or work in the City of Yarra, talk to our Crime Prevention & Community Justice team.

The team works on the broad-scale, complex issues that affect significant numbers of people.

Depending on the nature of the issue, the team will find the appropriate service/s to help you further, or work with you directly.

Resolving complex issues

A member of the Crime Prevention team will meet with you to discuss the issues causing you harm.

The team may also speak with other affected people.  In this way, we build a broad and deep understanding of what is going on.

All opinions and perspective matter, which is why our conversations are non-judgemental and we do not take sides.

Building the right partnerships

Depending on the circumstances, such as the number of people affected or how entrenched the issues are, the team may invite specific services such as police to form a formal group (such as working group or committee) to find solutions.  

As the Neighbourhood Justice Centre uses citizen-focused partnerships to resolve issues, you and other people affected will be invited to participate finding solutions.  You can participate as much as you wish, and we encourage everyone affected to generate solutions by sharing ideas, opinions, expertise, skills and experiences.

Did you know....Yarra Family Violence Network

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre coordinates the Yarra Family Violence Network. The network is a family violence prevention network. We meet monthly to raise awareness of family violence and prevention, and to improve coordination of services in the City of Yarra.

Participation in the network is open to all local workers in the City of Yarra with a role in addressing family violence issues. For more information email (External link).


Notes from the field

Conflict resolution doesn't have to involve a court, or indeed, formal processes. Check out the Indigenous music festival we established to bring peace and harmony to Smith Street. It's an example of creative partnerships and community justice.

Contact the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and a member of the Crime Prevention team will provide you with more information. 9948 8777