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Youth detention centre must support lawyers and their clients
Youth detention centre must support lawyers and their clients

 Karin Derkley 20 Sep 2018

The new youth detention centre at Cherry Creek needs to be made safe and appropriate for lawyers as well as their clients, the LIV has said...

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Electronic monitoring undermines rehabilitation
Electronic monitoring undermines rehabilitation

 Karin Derkley 08 Jun 2018

Tracking young parolees with electronic bracelets may undermine the objective of rehabilitation that is a fundamental principle of juvenile justice, youth justice experts say...

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Courts should make the call on diversion
Courts should make the call on diversion

 Karin Derkley 21 May 2018

Not referring people charged with low level offences to a diversion program was a “wasted opportunity” for them to make changes in their lives, a Law Week forum was told last week...

 

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Support needed to stop revolving door of prison
Support needed to stop revolving door of prison

 Karin Derkley 08 May 2018

Ex-prisoners are doomed to return to jail unless they get post-release support that helps keep them on the straight and narrow, says Deakin University's Professor Joe Graffam.

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 03 Apr 2018

2020 and beyond: The imminent sale of the LIV building at 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne is a significant event in the life of the LIV...

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Crime down, but more in prison
Crime down, but more in prison

 Karin Derkley 09 Feb 2018

Crime rates in Victoria are down, but prisoner numbers are up, according to two recent reports...

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Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme
Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

 Criminal Law Section 26 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Department of Justice and Regulation's inquiry into the merit and form of a restorative engagement...

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Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV
Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV

 LIV Media 19 May 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria is urging the state government to consider legislation for a spent convictions scheme in Victoria...

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The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders
The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders

 LIV President Steven Sapountsis 24 Nov 2016

Recent renewed media headlines about governments needing to get even tougher on crime...

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Unlocking thinking on prisons
Unlocking thinking on prisons

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2016

With each prisoner costing $100,000 a year to incarcerate, and 99 per cent of prisoners eventually being released from prison, many to reoffend, new thinking is needed about how to deal with offenders, a forum held by the Centre...

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Call for fairer public transport penalties system for secondary students
Call for fairer public transport penalties system for secondary students

 Kerry O'Shea 22 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria supports the proposal by Western Community Legal Centre to reform the public transport penalties system for secondary students.

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