Planning for evaluation of therapeutic jurisprudence initiatives 

The use of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) approaches in mainstream court and legal settings often involves the development of new systems and programs Often TJ initiatives draw on social science research and practices to make our legal systems more effective.  Evaluating the effectiveness of TJ reforms is key – are the reforms enhancing therapeutic outcomes or are they having unintended anti-therapeutic consequences?

This new article from the U.S. National Institute of Justice provides some great tips on how to build in evaluation right from the start.

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2 Responses to Planning for evaluation of therapeutic jurisprudence initiatives 

  1. Caroline Cooper says:

    I think as a start we should identify the outcomes that TJ initiatives
    should seek to achieve and, if possible, some basic measures that can be
    referenced in evaluations of TJ initiatives so that we provide some
    guidance on them as well as build a foundation for cumulative assessment.

    Caroline

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    Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs
    American University

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    From: Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream

    To: ccooper@american.edu,
    Date: 06/04/2015 06:20 AM
    Subject: [New post] Planning for evaluation of therapeutic jurisprudence
    initiatives

    mainstreamtj posted: “The use of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) approaches in mainstream court and legal settings often involves the development of
    new systems and programs Often TJ initiatives draw on social science research and practices to make our legal systems more effect”

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