Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Collingwood. VIC 3066
The services at the Neighbourhood Justic Centre (NJC) help individuals in the City of Yarra to solve justice problems at an early stage and include:
- family violence support, including specialist applicant workers to work with women filing for IVOs
- victims’ support
- specialised mental health, drug and alcohol assessment and support
- housing support
- financial counselling
- employment and training support
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support services
- LGBTI support at court
- legal advice.
At the centre’s Court, the Magistrate hears a variety of civil and criminal cases—all resolved in the one courtroom.
The NJC works in partnership with local organisations and community members to tackle local justice, crime and safety issues, and come up with lasting, local solutions. It also supports programs that tackle disadvantage, to provide real and practical benefit to the community. A unique facet of the NJC’s community justice model is how it brings together a range of locally based service providers who are integral to the operation of the NJC and the NJC Court.