Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice (CRRJL) Research

Centre research is practical, relevant and applicable and focuses on improving access to and the delivery of equitable law and justice system services to rural and regional Australia.

Research is undertaken by the Centre in a number of principal areas, including:

  • Access and equity issues in the administration and delivery of justice system services to regional communities.
  • Assessment of the social and economic impacts of existing and proposed, legislation, policies and programs on regional communities.
  • Improving legal practice in the provision of legal services to regional communities.
  • Delivery of law related education and training to regional industry, informing undergraduate law curriculum and professional development training for regional legal practitioners and others.

Current and Completed Research

Inquiry Submissions

Recent succesful grant funding

Deakin Centre For Rural Regional Law and Justice are proud to announce two recent successful grant funding opportunities.

Disability Funding Alliances
The Centre has been successful in obtaining funds from the Helen McPherson Smith Trust to undertake an action research project into the development of Disability Justice Alliances in the Barwon region. These partnerships would involve collaborative service delivery, legal education and advocacy between legal services and services for people with mental impairment. The project will research the viability of these alliances, with a view to setting up some demonstration partnerships at two locations in the region.

Building Advocacy Justice Alliances for offenders with mental impairment in Victoria's Barwon South West region.
$46,428 from Helen McPherson Smith Trust

Information needs of self-represented litigants in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
$16,680 from Court Network Inc


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