We regularly represent clients with cases at the Moorabbin Justice Centre in Victoria.
Moorabbin Justice Centre
The Moorabbin Justice Centre (MJC) is a multi-purpose centre or ‘one-stop-shop’ for Court services including Community Corrections. The MJC services largely services suburbs south-east of Melbourne’s CBD and is located at 1140 Nepean Highway, Highett, Victoria.
The Moorabbin Justice Centre encompasses a Magistrates’ Court with both civil and criminal. The civil jurisdiction encompasses civil disputes (up to $100,000) and Intervention Orders (Family Violence and Personal Safety).
The Court has power to hear summary and indictable criminal charges (its criminal jurisdiction).
The Moorabbin Children’s Court also sits on specified days of the week.
The Moorabbin Justice Centre is one of only several Courts to provide the ARC (Assessment and Court Referral) program. The ARC list is like the Court Integrated Support Program offered in most major Courts across Melbourne.
The Courts that offer ARC across Victoria are:
Frankston Magistrates’ Court
Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court
Korumburra Magistrates’ Court
Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court
A condition of acceptance into the ARC program is that the accused person be diagnosed with:
A mental illness
An intellectual disability
An acquired brain injury
An autism spectrum disorder
A neurological impairment, including but not limited to dementia.
The purpose of an accused’s person participation in ARC is to receive therapeutic assistance for their underling mental health condition which may have contributed to criminal offending. It like the CISP program is designed to rehabilitate to reduce the risk of repeat offending.
A bail support service is also available to defendants and is referred to as the Court Integrated Services Program.