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Neighbourhood Justice Centre

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) is Australia’s only community justice centre. It is located in Collingwood and services the City of Yarra. The NJC is committed to creating a safer community by addressing the underlying causes of harmful behaviour and tackling social disadvantage. The NJC houses a Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and VCAT and VOCAT tribunals under one roof, as well as a range of services to help people who have issues like drug use, unstable housing, mental health, etc. The NJC model has been effective in reducing crime and increasing community safety. Our lawyers based at the NJC provide legal advice and representation in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Residential Tenancies Division.

Specialist Family Violence Court

The Specialist Family Violence Court (SFVC) at Heidelberg Magistrates Court was established following the recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. The SFVC takes a specialist and therapeutic approach to family violence matters which supports victim/survivors through the court system. Our duty lawyers and SFVC administration officer based at the court provide legal advice and representation in family violence intervention order matters. 

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