Justice and Human Rights

Nov 16

Too many Victorians miss out on access to justice because they can’t find legal help.


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Oct 5

In Victoria, over 40 per cent of people who have been in prison will commit another crime and be back


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Aug 15

Would you ask a doctor to flip a coin to see if you’ll get a check-up and appropriate treatment?


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Jul 31

Victoria's Charter of Human Rights was an first important step. But it’s now time for the next great stride.


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May 31

No to Violence takes us inside the court system and explains the work of those tasked with engaging with men affected


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Jul 31

Why if you're poor, live in regional Victoria or happen to be Aboriginal, are you more likely to end up


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Jun 15

While the United States’ approach to incarceration differs from state to state, some parts of the USA are leading the


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May 5

Among welcome measures, Victoria's new 'supermax' youth jail represents a missed opportunity to create a world-class youth justice system.


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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May 3

Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to


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Mar 8

Sending more and more people to prison is not making Victoria any safer. Through justice reinvestment we can redirect prison


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Dec 7

Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we


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Nov 30

This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress


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Aug 9

Four Corners shocked Australia with images from inside the Don Dale detention centre, prompting widespread condemnation and a Royal Commission.


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Aug 1

Poker machines do immeasurably more harm than good. They create and exacerbate the social disadvantage VCOSS members are then asked


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