Mr Stan Winford

Position

Assoc Dir, Research, Innovation & Reform

School /
Work Unit

Graduate School of Business & Law

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 1189

stan.winford@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 097
Level: 02
Room: 005

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Business

Mr Stan Winford

Stan Winford is Associate Director at the Centre for Innovative Justice where he manages a number of the Centre's research projects focused on the application of restorative justice principles to civil and criminal justice, and criminal justice responses to mental health and cognitive impairment. Stan is particularly interested in exploring how the justice system can have a positive impact on people's lives through restorative and therapeutic approaches to justice, as well as the development of justice systems designed and informed by the experiences of those who use them.

Stan is a practising lawyer who has held a number of senior roles in government and community legal services both in legal practice and legal policy. Between 2007 and 2010, Stan was Senior Legal Advisor to the Hon Rob Hulls MP, the Attorney-General and Deputy Premier of Victoria, where he was responsible for advising the Attorney-General on operations, policy and legislation in a range of justice portfolio areas. As the Senior Legal Advisor to the Attorney-General, Stan was involved in major changes to Victorian law as well as the development of solution-focused courts. Stan has also been Principal Lawyer and Legal Projects Officer at Fitzroy Legal Service, where he led law reform campaigns and public interest litigation. He also worked as the Drug Outreach Lawyer at Fitzroy Legal Service and as a criminal law advocate for many clients whose contact with the justice system was linked to mental health or drug use. Stan has published on justice issues and appeared in national and international media as a legal commentator. He is Chair of the Mental Health Legal Centre and the author of the drug offences and criminal records chapters of the Law Handbook.