Category Archives: evidence informed practice

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

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Therapy and Justice Belong Together

Guest bloggers Arie Freiberg, Emeritus Professor of Law, Monash University and Dr Becky Batagol, Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University, Co-Authors of Non-Adversarial Justice, explore the role of therapeutic jurisprudence in the justice system…

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Can Mental Health Rehabilitation science improve criminal justice systems?

Therapeutic jurisprudence provides a bridge between the law and the health and social sciences…  In this blog Priscilla Ferrazzi, a lawyer and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada comments on the importance of Mental Health Rehabilitation (MHR) … Continue reading

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Five reasons why we need solution-focused approaches in courts

Guest blogger Michelle Edgely writes … There are five cogent reasons why governments interested in evidence based policies should support solution-focused methods for dealing with drug-addicted and mentally impaired recidivist offenders in criminal courts:

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So what does an evidence based approach to criminal justice reform look like?

The Justice Center of the Council of State Governments (USA) has an interesting project that is working to  improving mainstream criminal justice systems. The Justice Centre of the Council of State Governments project – The County Justice and Behavioral Health Improvement … Continue reading

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New report recommends expansion of therapeutic alternatives

The recently released report of the Victorian Ombudsman (Victoria, Australia) “Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria“ provides an excellent overview of the rehabilitation programs currently on offer in Victoria Australia and elsewhere around the world.  It  … Continue reading

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The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog Kirk Heilbrun, Patricia Griffin, Edward Mulvey, David DeMatteo, and Carol Schubert explore the Sequential Intercept Model,  how can it be used and it’s relationship with therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)… There is now pending legislation in the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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