Welcome!

This website is the initiative of the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence.  Originally, this project was driven by an exceptionally talented Advisory Group spanning 18 countries many of whom have been at the forefront of TJ innovations in courts and tribunals for many years.  This international project was coordinated by Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia), David … Continue reading Welcome!

Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia

We are looking forward to an excellent Therapeutic Jurisprudence conference in Canberra Australia in February 2023. This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system. … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia

PROMOTING JUDICIAL REMARKS  THAT MIGHT SERVE AS INFORMAL RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

Today, we are joined by one of the pioneers of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ), Professor David Wexler. Professor Wexler has in the past written about how expungement/spent conviction remarks may uplift the petitioner, but the present blog goes an important step beyond and concentrates on how judicial remarks given when one has an on-the books record … Continue reading PROMOTING JUDICIAL REMARKS  THAT MIGHT SERVE AS INFORMAL RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

Some Therapeutic Jurisprudence whimsy and joy!

As we say farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022, Jay Jordens shares a story for the worldwide TJ community... Jay Jordens has long been working in or around courts in Melbourne Australia, mainly in helping roles. He now works in the County Court of Victoria as Education Manager.   Jay made birthday cards for his daughters every year, … Continue reading Some Therapeutic Jurisprudence whimsy and joy!

Judicial supervision of people who have offended

Researcher Michael Trood discusses insights from a systemic review and meta-analysis conducted with co-authors Ben Spivak and James Ogloff on judicial supervision. Therapeutic jurisprudence practice assumes that judicial officers can play an important role in improving the lives of people appearing before them. A key element in the therapeutic jurisprudence practice is the use of … Continue reading Judicial supervision of people who have offended