The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog Kirk Heilbrun, Patricia Griffin, Edward Mulvey, David DeMatteo, and Carol Schubert explore the Sequential Intercept Model,  how can it be used and it's relationship with therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)... There is now pending legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House involving the diversion of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders from … Continue reading The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Links to evidence informed criminal justice resources

Therapeutic jurisprudence approaches are interdisciplinary and draw on what we know works from social science. Our new blog resource page collates resources about evidence based programs and practice, evaluations and expertise as to "what works" If you know of a link or resources that is worth sharing please contact us: mainstreamtj@gmail.com To link to the "What … Continue reading Links to evidence informed criminal justice resources

Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches

Guest blogger Dr Jane Donoghue, Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, discusses her new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization In my new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization, I provide a comparative analysis of developments in problem-solving justice in the UK and US and I examine the prospects for ‘mainstreaming’ … Continue reading Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches

Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support

Applying a therapeutic justice approach, mainstream criminal courts can explore, and respond to, the causes of crime... One common cause of offending is substance abuse and addiction.   In specialist drug courts there is a clear link between the criminal justice process and treatment.  In mainstream courts there are many points in the system that can … Continue reading Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support