Neighbourhood Justice Centre
241 Wellington Street, Collingwood
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre is an innovative division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria that brings together integrated support services and community programs. It aims to tackle the underlying causes of criminal behaviour and disadvantage, reducing crime and improving the wellbeing of the community.
The centre’s magistrate hears Magistrates’ Court cases, Children’s Court cases and cases that would otherwise be heard at VCAT or the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.
The Neighbourhood Justice Centre offers special on-site support services such as legal aid, financial advice, mental health assistance, victim support and alcohol and other drug assessment and support.