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JSI provides a comprehensive and global view of the Justice System.
JSI provides a comprehensive and global view of the Justice System.

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The Trauma-Informed Courtroom Why do judges and other justice professionals need to be cognizant of trauma as it relates to court cases?  Like it or not, trauma seems to be the overwhelming negative factor affecting many people who come to court.  From…
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Treatment Court: Is Yours Sustainable? Part Three – Non-Monetary Resources – Your Community in Action As you develop your sustainability plan, it can be easy to overlook those resources that may not have a financial cost for your court.  For example, do…
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The state’s barristers and police are pushing the NSW government to urgently fund a specific indigenous court in a bid to lower the “spiralling number” of Aboriginal people in jail. In a significant move, the NSW Bar Association and and the Police…
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Not far from the Northern Territory border, Warakurna in Western Australia is policed by two sworn Aboriginal officers who also cover two other nearby communities. Since they began working there in late 2017, the officers have been making inroads in…
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Treatment Court: Is Yours Sustainable? Part Two – Marketing Your Treatment Court Typically, the court system does not promote or advertise its work.  Sadly, it is not like the court system has a shortage of “clients.” There is no need to advertise. Even…
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Community Supervision: An Essential Part of Treatment Courts By: Helen Harberts, Guest Author  Persons suffering from substance use disorders do not just suffer during government hours!  Indeed, they often suffer more when they are not receiving treatment…
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Treatment Court: Is Yours Sustainable? Part One – A Sustainability Plan When I was the Senior Director at NADCP’s National Center for DWI Courts, I trained new teams on how to implement DWI Courts, and one of the most common questions I received was: How…
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Incentives In Your Treatment Courts: Are You Focused On The Right Thing? By: Helen Harberts, Guest Author Most treatment courts are well aware of the importance of responding to participant behavior in a swift and certain manner. Reliable detection of…
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To Test or Not to Test – Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace Within a workplace setting what does an employer do when there is a legitimate reason to believe that the employee has been abusing alcohol or taking other drugs.  The law regarding employee…
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War changes people– the families of those who don’t survive it, civilians living in a war zone or the soldiers who were able to return home, some of whom return badly broken.  Sadly , some of the changes are internal; some soldiers return home with PTSD…
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