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Victoria’s neighbourhood justice centre.

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Current Initiatives Paper 1.State of New South Wales through the Department of Justice and Attorney General.

Experience with community
justice centres suggests that they
can have a significant effect on
the quality of local community life
(Berman 1998). Indigenous
communities, being particularly
conscious of a community sense
of justice, may find the
approaches used in community
justice centres particularly
appropriate. In the context of a
growing array of approaches to
Indigenous justice (including
Indigenous courts) in Australia,
community justice centres would
seem to have considerable
potential for improving the life of
Indigenous communities.
This paper provides the global
context for the establishment of
the Victorian Neighbourhood
Justice Centre (NJC) and details
its rationale, operation, and
results. (excerpt)


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