Category Archives: alcohol and drugs

New report on drug law reform: an evidenced based approach

Breaking news in drug law reform:  The Parliament of Victoria, Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee has released the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform Report. After significant community consultation and expert advice, the report’s findings and recommendations propose that … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol and drugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

A new book by Dr Lorana Bartels, Head of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra, explores the therapeutic potential of Swift Certain Fair approaches…

Posted in alcohol and drugs, books about TJ, Criminal Justice, evidence informed practice, offender supervision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here. In this post Michael King, a judicial officer in Victoria … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol and drugs, Criminal Justice, domestic/family violence, evidence informed practice, Judiciary_Court Craft Series, lawyers, offender supervision, sentencing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An experienced lawyer talks about how therapeutic jurisprudence improves justice…

Before becoming a professor, Michael Perlin was the Deputy Public Defender in charge of the Mercer County Trial Region in New Jersey, and, for eight years, was the director of the Division of Mental Health Advocacy in the NJ Department … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol and drugs, courts, Criminal Justice, indigenous, sentencing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mainstreaming a TJ approach to Impaired Driving

In this blog Judge Peggy Hora (Retired) explores the guiding principles of driving while impaired courts and how these principles can also be used to improve the effectiveness of responses in mainstream court settings… Driving while impaired (DWI) by alcohol … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol and drugs, courts, judiciary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support

Applying a therapeutic justice approach, mainstream criminal courts can explore, and respond to, the causes of crime…

Posted in alcohol and drugs, courts, Criminal Justice, evidence informed practice, mental health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment