Australasian Therapeutic Jurisprudence Clearinghouse

Welcome to the Australasian Therapeutic Jurisprudence Clearinghouse, sponsored by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. Therapeutic jurisprudence is one of the most significant developments in the justice system. Its wide-ranging implications for judging, legal practice, court administration, corrections, legal institutions and processes generally and for legal and judicial education can be seen in the diverse topics and materials referred to on this site. For an explanation of therapeutic jurisprudence, click here.

The aim of the Clearinghouse is to promote the exchange of information concerning therapeutic jurisprudence and its application and development within Australasia. For developments elsewhere, see the website of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence. We cordially invite those involved in the theoretical development or practical application of therapeutic jurisprudence in Australasia to contribute links, news and references for posting to this site. The site is in the process of ongoing development. To contribute or to make suggestions or comments, please send an email to:

The clearinghouse is arranged by topic, with pages that introduce key issues in the application of therapeutic jurisprudence in relation to each topic. The discussion is not meant to be comprehensive and those seeking further detail are encouraged to refer to the references listed under each topic. Under each heading, references to court or departmental websites appear first, then any links to resource pages such as other clearinghouses, then a list of other materials, electronic or print.

A full bibliography of international references on therapeutic jurisprudence is available from the website of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Papers from the Third International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence held in Perth, Western Australia from 7-9 June 2006, the first and second Non-Adversarial Justice Conferences (in 2010 and 2017 respectively) can be downloaded from the Past Events section of the AIJA website. Papers that have been published in the conference monograph or in the Journal of Judicial Administration and papers where the authors have not given permission for posting to the web are not available for download from this site.