Category Archives: mental health

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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Juvenile Justice and Mental Health: using the Sequential Intercept Model to reform the system

The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) is a useful model when considering reform of the criminal justice system for people experiencing poor mental health.   See this earlier blog for a discussion of how SIM and therapeutic jurisprudence fit together. In … Continue reading

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TJ thinking: mental health & criminal justice responses

Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to look at the design of the law itself and also the application of the law (legal procedures and the roles of legal actors) to see how we can improve therapeutic benefits for people involved in … Continue reading

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Top 5 lessons from the Mental Health Court

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren’s latest Huffington Post blog… “Rejecting stigma in favor of equality and human dignity is the essence of social justice.” — Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren It has been 18 years since Broward County, Florida launched America’s first Mental Health … Continue reading

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Mental health courts informing mainstream courts

Guest blogger Michelle Edgely considers how mental health courts can inform improvements in mainstream courts for people with mental illnesses….

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TJ articles – mediation & guardianship; ADR for end of life decisions; competence to have sex

From time to time we will post links t0 articles that examine a range of legal areas through the therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) lens… Click on the title to access the full article Making Mediation Work in Guardianship Proceedings: Protecting and Enhancing … Continue reading

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Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support

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

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