Category Archives: youth/juvenile justice

TJ, the Singapore Sentencing Conference, and Beyond

Professor David B. Wexler writes… As we enter the year 2018, it is exciting to look back over the last year to see the important therapeutic jurisprudence activities and developments in various locales across the globe—including Prague, where , in … Continue reading

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Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and 2017 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Balance in Legal Education Section writes… 

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What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice…

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What can mainstream courts learn from aboriginal sentencing courts…

Guest blogger Jordan Tutton writes… In early 2016, a young Indigenous Australian man robbed a liquor store in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. He pleaded guilty and asked to be sentenced in a specialist criminal court established to … 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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Glimmers of TJ hope in Australia’s north?

Guest bloggers Jared Sharp and Amelia Noble write about glimmers of therapeutic hope in the Northern Territory’s mass incarceration catastrophe[1]… The Northern Territory (Australia) is in the grips of an unparalled mass incarceration crisis. In September 2015, the NT imprisonment rate … Continue reading

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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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