Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia

We are looking forward to an excellent Therapeutic Jurisprudence conference in Canberra Australia in February 2023. This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system. … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia

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

Can an ACE screening interview in court programs be therapeutic?

This is the second blog in our three part series on how the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and trauma informed practice can deepen TJ practice in courts. Therapeutic Jurisprudence Founder David Wexler writes... There has been an explosion of important trauma-informed work relating to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Regretfully, I have played absolutely no part … Continue reading Can an ACE screening interview in court programs be therapeutic?

New report on drug law reform: an evidenced based approach

Breaking news in drug law reform:  The Parliament of Victoria, Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee has released the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform Report. After significant community consultation and expert advice, the report's findings and recommendations propose that future reform be evidenced based and multidisciplinary.  Concepts that are at the heart of therapeutic … Continue reading New report on drug law reform: an evidenced based approach

On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)

Professor David Yamada writes... At a recent therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) workshop hosted by Professor Carol Zeiner and the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, I urged us all to be “responsibly bold” in our research and advocacy for legal and policy change. The term resonated with a number of workshop participants, and … Continue reading On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)