Author Archives: mainstreamtj

Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and 2017 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Balance in Legal Education Section writes…  While successfully achieving many important gains, advocates of therapeutic jurisprudence … Continue reading

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Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ Society) is a new, non-profit, learned association established to advance therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), a school of legal philosophy and practice that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws and public policies, legal … Continue reading

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6 therapeutic jurisprudence practices for judges and courts…

In this blog we draw on an article by Paula O’Byrne where she explores some key TJ practices that can be used to improve the effectiveness of criminal courts…  Legal actors should be aware they function as a therapeutic agent … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Jurisprudence for the family lawyer

Guest blogger Taylor LoSchiavo, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017) writes… Any legal proceeding has the potential to be life changing; however, family law proceedings, in particular, can change the basic family structure for the parties. … Continue reading

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What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice… The research of Kelly Richards, Lorana Bartels and Jane Bolitho suggests: magistrates … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Problem-solving courts in Maryland USA

Guest blogger Kathleen Seifert, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017): This semester, the CFCC Student Fellows learned about the importance of employing therapeutic jurisprudence[1] and preventive law[2] to maximize positive, therapeutic outcomes for people involved in various courts. … Continue reading

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From Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Roper: When Social Science Serves as Authority in Law

Guest blogger Andrew Siske, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017) explores the role that social science can play in the law…

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