The legal philosophy of therapeutic jurisprudence - how the law and legal processes can innovate to improve the wellbeing of people and communities - is a interdisciplinary approach that can be applied in all areas of the law. Over the coming two weeks, we will explore how TJ thinking can be used to improve … Continue reading Environmental Psychology & Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Rethinking Environmental Courts and Tribunals
A pro forma expungement proceeding: A lost therapeutic opportunity?
Professor David Wexler writes... I recently learned of a very pro forma—but successful—felony expungement proceeding, a proceeding that puts into sharp focus the difference between the Therapeutic Design of the Law (TDL) and the Therapeutic Application of the Law (TAL). The Petitioner, with a many year old felony drug conviction and otherwise lawful behavior, … Continue reading A pro forma expungement proceeding: A lost therapeutic opportunity?
Therapeutic Jurisprudence rising in Japan!
TJ founder David B. Wexler reflects on his recent visit to the Japan where TJ is being used as a lens for legal system reform... I’ve just returned from Japan, where , on September 1, 2017, I keynoted a fantastic therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) program. The fact that I returned home to Puerto Rico the night … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence rising in Japan!
Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail
Guest bloggers Professor David B. Wexler & Judge Michael D. Jones (Retired) talk about how to improve people's chances of successful transition from prison to community through a therapeutic application of existing law... A recent Mainstream TJ blog explored the "exportable elements" of the Louisiana Reentry Court spearheaded by Judge William (“Rusty”) Knight that could be explored in … Continue reading Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail
New Wine in New Bottles: Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Reinvigorate Child Welfare Practice
Could a therapeutic jurisprudence themed conference be used in your area of the law or your local community to improve your legal system? Guest blogger Professor Bernie Perlmutter talks about how a local community has used the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence to improve their frontline practice... The Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance, a forum for … Continue reading New Wine in New Bottles: Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Reinvigorate Child Welfare Practice