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

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

A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here. In this post Michael King, a judicial officer in Victoria Australia and author of the Solution-Focused Bench Book,  shares a tool he uses in court … Continue reading A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)

Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (The House that Heals the Spirit)

This week guest blogger Liz Moore gives a run down the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court's in New Zealand building on the observations of Prof. Michael Perlin in his earlier blog.  Mainstream/traditional courts can learn a lot from this specialist court practice, in particular, the powerful role of culture in healing and recovery... There are … Continue reading Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (The House that Heals the Spirit)