Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

  Guest Blogger Dr Cindy Brooks Dollar writes... What might our world – not just our courts – look like if we committed to practicing the components of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)?  Can we extend TJ’s principles beyond its intended legal context and into all of our social interactions?  Given TJ’s interdisciplinary foundation, it seems plausible to … Continue reading Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

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?

Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)

A new bench card on procedural fairness has been developed by the American Judges Association, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Judicial College. Read more about this bench card and link to other Procedural Fairness resources on the wonderful blog of ProceduralFairness.org Or link straight to a … Continue reading Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)

Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

A new book by Dr Lorana Bartels, Head of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra, explores the therapeutic potential of Swift Certain Fair approaches... In a review of the book Professor David Wexler, one of the founders of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, writes: This is an excellent work that demonstrates … Continue reading Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

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!