For judges

INTRODUCTION TO TJ

What is TJ Click here

TJ BENCH BOOKS FOR JUDGES

Problem-solving in Canadian courtrooms:  A guide to therapeutic justice (2nd Edition, National Judicial Institute, Canada)     A manual for Canadian judges but for use internationally.  This handbook provides an introduction to problem-solving principles and practices, as well as practical suggestions and guidelines on how to incorporate them within and beyond the courtroom setting.

Effective Judging for Busy Judges(National Judicial College, USA)

Michael S. King, Solution-Focused Judging Bench Book(2009) (Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration)   A manual for Australian judges and magistrates but of use internationally.   This manual covers a range of judicial skills that can be applied in a mainstream courtroom.

And adapted for a particular jurisdiction… Mental Health Tribunal (Victoria) for civil mental health hearings: A guide to Solutions-focused hearings

Procedural Justice Tips – Centre for Court Innovation

GUIDES

Procedural Fairness – Tips for Judges

Procedural Fairness TED Talk by Judge Pratt

A technical assistance guide for drug court judges on drug treatment services, Bureau of Justice Assistance (USA)  While this guide was developed for drug court judges it has a lot a great information that would be of use to judges working with offenders who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol in the mainstream court setting

LEARNING MODULES

The TJ Court Craft Series:  A series of blogs for judicial officers who wish to explore how Therapeutic Jurisprudence approaches can improve their effectiveness in court.  Sign up for the TJ Court Craft Series by subscribing to this blog (Simply enter your email in the right hand margin and click “follow”).

Innovative Approaches to Justice – the Neighbourhood Justice Experience.     6 modules (with short videos) that discuss the types of approaches used at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (Melbourne Australia) and how these can be used in mainstream court settings.

A curriculum for judges on self -represented litigants (from the Centre on Court Access to Justice for all – a project of the National Centre for State Courts). The Centre also has some excellent webinars.

EVIDENCE BASED SENTENCING PRACTICES TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM

For links in this regard see our resource page “What Works – Evidence Based Practice”

TJ VISION/POLICY STATEMENTS

Conference of Chief Justices/ Conference of State Court Administrators (USA) Resolution 22 and Resolution IV (2000) – In Support of Problem-Solving Courts Link here

Conference of Chief Justices/ Conference of State Court Administrators (USA) Resolution 22 (2004) – In support of Problem Solving Court Principles and Methods Link here

PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR JUDGES

Setting goals and strategies for rehabilitation – by Dr Michael King

Solution Focused Sentencing: Questions and Answers – by Greg Connellan (a questionnaire given by a magistrate to a defendant about to be sentenced). 

Leniency Questions Revised -by Paul A. Lacy (a questionnaire given by defense counsel to a defendant about to be sentenced).

ARTICLES ABOUT MAINSTREAM THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE FOR JUDGES

Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Courts – by Jamey Hueston & Kevin Burke

BOOKS FOR JUDGES

Bruce J. Winick and David B. Wexler, Judging in a Therapeutic Key: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Courts (2003). Digital version also available on Kindle.

RESOURCES FOR JUDICIAL WELLBEING

An Australian based resource for Judicial Stress and Wellbeing

OTHER RESOURCES FOR JUDGES

Collaborative justice resources for judges from the Calfornia Courts

National Centre for State Courts (USA) has a range of resources in a handy A-Z index

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