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!

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

Overcoming Myopia in RJ and TJ

Today we have a blog from David Wexler and Stella Maris Margetic. Their blog was inspired by Prof. Tali Gal's superb editorial in the International Journal of Restorative Justice entitled, "Restorative Justice Myopia" (you can access the abstract here). Gal's point was that Restorative Justice (RJ) was myopic in its failure to look at its … Continue reading Overcoming Myopia in RJ and TJ

Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog David B. Wexler, Honorary President of International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence discusses how the 3rd Edition of the International Framework for Court Excellence is a major advance for therapeutic jurisprudence. The international framework for court excellence The International Framework for Court Excellence was launched in 2008 by an international consortium from Europe, … Continue reading Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Teaching therapeutic jurisprudence: Ideas and resources for educators

In this post, we hear about a new resource created by Professor David Yamada to support the teaching of therapeutic jurisprudence in law programmes across the globe. If therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) is to enjoy greater influence in the realms of legal practice, the making of law and policy, and reform of legal institutions, then legal … Continue reading Teaching therapeutic jurisprudence: Ideas and resources for educators