Problem-Solving Courts Dig Deep to Acknowledge, and Sometimes Address Trauma

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

July 1, 2015


In a sense all courts solve problems, although traditionally the approach is punitive — translating a crime into how many months or years a defendant owes society and warehousing him or her in a prison. While not excusing drug abuse, domestic violence, child neglect and other ills, problem-solving courts take a therapeutic solution-oriented approach to reduce recidivism and guide offenders toward productive lives.
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