Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

Can an ACE screening interview in court programs be therapeutic?

This is the second blog in our three part series on how the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and trauma informed practice can deepen TJ practice in courts. Therapeutic Jurisprudence Founder David Wexler writes… There has been an explosion of important … Continue reading

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New report on drug law reform: an evidenced based approach

Breaking news in drug law reform:  The Parliament of Victoria, Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee has released the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform Report. After significant community consultation and expert advice, the report’s findings and recommendations propose that … Continue reading

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Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)

A new bench card on procedural fairness has been developed by the American Judges Association, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Judicial College.

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Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

RMIT University (Victoria, Australia) law and social work students recently undertook a week-long study tour to Auckland, New Zealand.

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Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Court (TJ Court Craft Series #10)

Judge Jamey Hueston (Retired) writes… On any given day, in courtrooms across the world, judges witness the unfortunate consequences of drug abuse reflected by some offenders who are in court “nodding out” from a “heroin high” while waiting for their … Continue reading

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Peer-led mentoring program to break cycle of crime & imprisonment

A Therapeutic Jurisprudence approach is multidisciplinary.  It invites us to draw from other disciplines — such as social work, psychology and criminology — to improve the wellbeing of people who are in contact with the legal system. In this blog … Continue reading

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Three Kinds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (and One Kind of Not-TJ)

Guest blogger Professor Emeritus of Law Michael Perlin writes… I am now home from a magical time in Prague (what a city!), having attended the biennial International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress. I have missed only once since … Continue reading

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