In this blog, Professor Vicki Lens of the Silberman School of Social Work, The City University of New York, explores dependency courts and the intersection of race, gender and class and how TJ principles can be used to reduce bias in court rooms. While Professor Lens' work centres around dependency courts in the family law/child … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence as an anti-bias tool in courtrooms
Caring for Families in Court – new book out now
TJ founder Professor David Wexler writes... Routledge Press has just published a crucially important book that should be of real and immediate interest to the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community. Authors Barbara Babb and Judith Moran’s Caring for Families in Court : An Essential Approach to Family Justice is a slim and meaty book that charts a course for moving … Continue reading Caring for Families in Court – new book out now
ACES: Deepening Therapeutic Jurisprudence Practice in Courts
This blog is a first in a series of three, over the coming weeks, in which we will explore how an understanding of the impacts of childhood trauma can improve the effectiveness of judges and court programs. Magistrate Pauline Spencer writes... The wonderful thing about Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) is that it invites us to draw … Continue reading ACES: Deepening Therapeutic Jurisprudence Practice in Courts
Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case
Guest bloggers Tali Gal and Dahlia Schilli-Jerichower explore how mainstream judges in a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision applied therapeutic jurisprudence principles by seeking to conduct the process in such a way as to maximise the wellbeing of the parties... A child protection ruling given by the Israeli Supreme Court (Justices A. Rubinstein, A. Fogelman D. Barak-Erez) … Continue reading Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case
Can therapeutic jurisprudence improve family/child neglect/child protection courts?
Dr Vicki Lens explores how therapeutic jurisprudence principles might improve interactions between judges and child welfare caseworkers and produce better outcomes for children and families ... Much of the literature on therapeutic jurisprudence (T.J.) focuses on the targets of legal action. Courtroom exchanges, though, are less a duet between a judge and a respondent or … Continue reading Can therapeutic jurisprudence improve family/child neglect/child protection courts?