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. Led by Rob Hulls and Stan Winford from the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT students visited the Rangatahi Youth Court, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and the Court of New Beginnings and were amazed and delighted … Continue reading Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ Society) is a new, non-profit, learned association established to advance therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), a school of legal philosophy and practice that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws and public policies, legal and dispute resolution systems, and legal institutions. TJ values psychologically healthy outcomes in legal disputes … Continue reading Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice... The research of Kelly Richards, Lorana Bartels and Jane Bolitho suggests: magistrates were enthusiastic about the philosophy of both restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures. magistrates were … Continue reading What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Therapy and Justice Belong Together

Guest bloggers Arie Freiberg, Emeritus Professor of Law, Monash University and Dr Becky Batagol, Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University, Co-Authors of Non-Adversarial Justice, explore the role of therapeutic jurisprudence in the justice system... Last week The Australian newspaper published an opinion piece in which Jennifer Oriel argued that that ‘activist judges’ are usurping the role of parliament in promoting … Continue reading Therapy and Justice Belong Together

2017 therapeutic jurisprudence events not to miss…

Auckland, Sydney, Prague ...2017 is shaping up to be a big year for therapeutic jurisprudence thinkers and practitioners...  Auckland - AUT Law School Centre for Non- Adversarial Justice symposia 10-14 March 2017  This event will launch this new Centre and involve:  a stock-take of non-adversarial justice jurisprudence an assessment of specialist mental health courts, and a symposium … Continue reading 2017 therapeutic jurisprudence events not to miss…