Category Archives: child protection

Therapeutic Jurisprudence as an anti-bias tool in courtrooms

In this blog, Professor Vicki Lens of the Silberman School of Social Work, The City University of New York, explores dependency courts and the intersection of race, gender and class and how TJ principles can be used to reduce bias … Continue reading

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Caring for Families in Court – new book out now

  TJ founder Professor David Wexler writes… Routledge Press has just published a crucially important book that should be of real and immediate interest to the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community.

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Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case

Guest bloggers Tali Gal and Dahlia Schilli-Jerichower  explore how mainstream judges in a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision applied therapeutic jurisprudence principles by seeking to conduct the process in such a way as to maximise the wellbeing of the parties…

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Can therapeutic jurisprudence improve family/child neglect/child protection courts?

Dr Vicki Lens explores how therapeutic jurisprudence principles might improve interactions between judges and child welfare caseworkers and produce better outcomes for children and families …

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New Wine in New Bottles: Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Reinvigorate Child Welfare Practice

Could a therapeutic jurisprudence themed conference be used in your area of the law or your local community to improve  your legal system? Guest blogger Professor Bernie Perlmutter talks about how a local community has used the lens of therapeutic … Continue reading

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Can Therapeutic Judging be applied in mainstream  Family/Child Protection Courts?

Does TJ require a specialized court, with all its accoutrements?  Or can it be deployed in even the most overburdened and under resourced of traditional courts?   Guest blogger Vicki Lens, JD, Ph.D., Columbia University writes about her recent study… … Continue reading

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