Nominations close midnight Thursday 22 March 2018
Are you a motivated, eager Queensland student undertaking law and justice related studies?
Are you aged 18+?
If the answer is yes, we want you to be part of Justice Journeys for Law Week 2018.
If you are selected to take part, you will get the opportunity to experience a truly ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity within the justice sector, as part of a job shadow (work experience-style) arrangement.
You will be asked to document your experience – your Justice Journey – which will be shared on this website and on our social media platforms.
Since 2016, the Justice Journeys job shadow program has been met with much enthusiasm receiving close to 390 nominations and giving nearly 100 students the experience of a lifetime.
Get ready for your own Justice Journey by reading the stories of some of our previous participants.
When ‘justice’ and ‘law’ is mentioned, most people would think about police, courts and lawyers. And while it is true those areas are an important part of the justice sector, it is also true that there are many other roles which demand a wide variety of skills, personalities and qualifications. Careers in justice span the courtroom to high and low security correctional centres, working with parolees to get their lives back on track, to the gaming industry, consumer rights and crime scene investigation. There are roles that contribute to significant cultural change – like those occurring to stop domestic and family violence and alcohol-fuelled violence. There is work in the not-for-profit sector and community legal centres, there are mediators who work with people to prevent disagreements from going to court and others who look after wills and important end-of-life decisions.
It’s so diverse and exciting – and so much more than what you might expect.
This year, we’ll be selecting 10 lucky students from across Queensland who will have experience in one of six completely unique opportunities:
To nominate, fill in the online form below. It will take about 10 minutes and we’ll grab some basic information about you, the university/college you attend and what you’re studying. As part of the nomination application, we ask you to also submit a video of yourself explaining in 1 minute or less why you want to be part of Justice Journeys 2018. You will need to upload it to Dropbox and share the link to the file with us (please make sure you give us permissions to view it).
Note all nominations must be supported by your educational establishment (university or college).
Unless indicated within the placement description, travel is not included. You will be responsible for getting yourself to and from the placement location.
Don’t miss out – nominate now!
Nominations close midnight Thursday 22 March 2018.
We will assess nominations and, if selected, will be in touch to arrange your placement. We will ask you to document your experience which will go live on the website during Law Week 2018 (May 14-20).
You will spend multiple days with some of Queensland’s leaders in the law and justice sector across multiple government departments, including Ministers, Directors-General, Commissioners, policy makers, court officers and prison, probation and parole officers.
Dates: yet to be confirmed, but will likely occur throughout April (not necessarily consecutive days)
Queensland's diversionary courts sit at the pinnacle of our justice system, addressing the causes behind offending to make communities safer. This placement will let you see first-hand how Queensland Courts are leading a whole-of-government approach to break the cycle of crime by offering alternatives to imprisonment through the Drug and Alcohol Court, Murri Court and Court Link.
Dates: 16-20 April 2018
On this placement you will spend time across multiple agencies involved in supporting and protecting the legal rights of vulnerable Queenslanders who may have the ability to protect themselves, including Legal Aid Queensland (2 days), Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (1 day), Office of the Public Guardian (1 day) and the Public Trustee (1 day).
Dates: 17-20 April 2018
This placement will give you an insight into the working of correctional, probation and parole services, splitting your time between Maryborough Correctional Centre and Hervey Bay Probation and Parole centre. You will spend time with senior management and officers and experience the day-to-day operation of the correctional centre and a probation and parole office.
Note: four students will be selected for this placement
You will spend five days within the Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) court circuit, where you will witness all that’s involved with providing law and Justice services to remote communities, as well as spending time with the overseeing Magistrate and court staff, and may have the opportunity to speak with lawyers and prosecutors.
This placement involves travel on a commercial flight to Palm Island (arranged and paid for by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General).
Dates: 9-13 April 2018
Note: students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander will be given preference for this placement
The goal of youth justice is to provide a fair and balanced response to young people in contact with the youth justice system. On this placement you will be immersed in various youth justice programs, including spending time at a youth detention centre.
Note: You must have a working with children Blue Card that will be valid at the time of this placement.
Note: two students will be selected for this placement.
Privacy and legal statement
Justice Journeys is an initiative of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) for Law Week 2018.
DJAG is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the 11 Information Privacy Principles.
Your personal information is being collected here to assess your nomination to participate in Law Week activities; and incomplete nomination forms may be disregarded.
If selected as a participant, you will be required to:
For further information about your privacy please contact DJAG's Senior Privacy Officer on 3225 8368.
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