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We're partnering with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre for the 2015 Fellowship Program

We're extremely excited to announce a new partnerships with The Neighbourhood Justice Centre for the 2015 Code for Australia Fellowship Program. 

“We’re thrilled to announce the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) will participate in our 2015 Fellowship. The NJC has a remarkable commitment to applying modern tools and approaches to meeting the needs of the community,” Alvaro Maz, said.

The Code for Australia Fellowship pairs government agencies with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technologists for one year. The governments and Fellows explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results. Over the past four years through the Code for All network, the Fellowship program has produced more than 55 web apps with 30 governments and 103 Fellows.

The applications are tangible results of a process that builds much more than a piece of technology.

This is what Kerry Waker, Director of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre had to say about the program: 

“We are delighted to welcome the 2015 Code for Australia fellow to the NJC. This is the start of a new digital age for the courts and the justice system, and the NJC is proud to have a flagship partnership with Code for Australia. We can't wait to share the results."

“By working in an iterative, user-centered, data-driven approach, the Fellowship program strengthens key capabilities within local government and communities. Well beyond the Fellowship, we see government staff continuing to design services for and with the community, make data meaningful, and make better technology choices.” Dan Groch, Board of Advisors at Code for Australia said. 

Over the last 12 months, Code for Australia Fellows, in partnership with councils and state governments, have developed a growing portfolio of products, tools, and standards. In 2014, Code for Australia began a Fellowship pilot program to deepen and integrate civic-minded solutions. The NJC will build on prior learnings in health, economic development, procurement, public safety, and justice.

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