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Growing the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community: How to share your work

“Therapeutic jurisprudence” is a mouthful, yes? But let’s think about it: How much better would our laws and legal systems be if they were designed mainly to encourage psychologically healthy outcomes? If you understand the significance of this question, then … Continue reading

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The Trauma-Informed Courtroom (TJ Court Craft Series #14)

This guest blog by Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) first appeared on the Justice Speakers Institute, LLC blog series on this link.  This is the third blog in our series on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed practice. Why do judges and … Continue reading

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Can an ACE screening interview in court programs be therapeutic?

This is the second blog in our three part series on how the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and trauma informed practice can deepen TJ practice in courts. Therapeutic Jurisprudence Founder David Wexler writes…

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ACES: Deepening Therapeutic Jurisprudence Practice in Courts

This blog is a first in a series of three, over the coming weeks, in which we will explore how an understanding of the impacts of childhood trauma can improve the effectiveness of judges and court programs. Magistrate Pauline Spencer … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Response to Denial of Human Dignity in Public Policy

Guest blogger Professor David Yamada writes… Here in the U.S., I sometimes struggle over how to reconcile my everyday work with the ongoing existential threat that we face in our public sphere, generating from Washington D.C. How can my little … Continue reading

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Prison/Court Video Links: Tips for Judges (TJ Court Craft Series #13)

Magistrate Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia) writes…. With the emergence of technology and pressures on prison/court transportation, the use of video links between prisons and courts are becoming more commonplace.

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Advancing Rights of Nature through Restorative Justice

TJ is a lens that can be applied to any area of the law, this week Guest Blogger Femke Wijdekop continues our exploration of environmental law…

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