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The Neighbourhood Justice Centre – 6 Years On.
Combining a multi-jurisdictional court with a range of support services and community initiatives, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) has played a significant role in local community crime prevention work, building community confidence and innovating justice delivery locally. The NJC was established in 2007 and is Australia’s only community justice centre. It is located in Collingwood, Melbourne, and serves the City of Yarra. The Centre is committed to resolving disputes, addressing the underlying causes of harmful behaviour, and tackling social disadvantage.
David Fanning has been the Magistrate at the NJC since its foundation will provide an overview of the Centre. He will reflect on some of the achievements of this community justice model, share innovations they have initiated, and explore the future of community justice with you.