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Find details on the MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD Series, including upcoming dates and recordings of past sessions.

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Find information and fact sheets on the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's specialist courts and programs featured in the CPD series.

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Access links to key cases, Law Institute Journal articles and additional reading material to enhance your understanding of each specialist court and program.

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MCV Specialist Courts & Programs Learning Hub

As part of its court operations, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria provides a number of specialist courts and programs that aim to improve outcomes for court users and the community. Many of those who come before the court are assessed as having underlying mental health or substance abuse issues, social or cultural disadvantages, or a disability.

Specialist courts and programs are solution-focused. They use the opportunity of an individual’s participation in the justice system to prevent offending, improve wellbeing and increase community safety.

The Magistrates' Court Specialist Courts & Programs Learning Hub is designed to offer information and continuing professional development on the Court's specialist courts and programs, enabling you to be a respectful and successful advocate within them.

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Upcoming Activities

  • MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD Series: Drug Court

    This session provides information and insights into the process of referring clients, why Drug Court (DC) is so important and the delivery of justice in this space.

    Mon 18 Oct - 04:30 PM
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  • MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD Series: Family Violence Matters

    This session in the MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD series will teach you best practice in the family violence space. Learn how to effectively prepare and present family violence matters in the Magistrates’ Court and what supports and services are available.

    Tue 30 Nov - 04:30 PM
    Online

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  • MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD Series: Recordings

    Recordings from the MCV Specialist Courts & Programs CPD Series will be made available shortly after each session. Click the button below to view these free recordings.


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