TJ Site Offers Spanish Language Materials
From David Wexler:
I hope you will forward this message to friends and colleagues in Latin America and Spain, informing them of the growing TJ literature in Spanish or translated to Spanish.
With the assistance of Catalina Droppelmann, a psychologist with the foundation Paz Ciudadana in Santiago, Chile, we now have a translation in Spanish of much of the wonderful 2005 Canadian National Institute of Justice TJ manual for judges. It is entitled Juzgados para el siglo 21:un enfoque de resolucion de conflictos, and has been uploaded on the TJ website. A direct link to it is here:
On the bibliography of the website of the International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence at http://www.therapeuticjurisprudence.org, one can do a simple search under the category of Language, for 'Spanish', and find many important sources with links directly to the publication.
For example, the recent White Paper on Procedural Justice by Judges Kevin Burke and Steve Leben, a white paper widely circulated to judges in the US, is now available in Spanish (Equidad Procesal). My comment on their White Paper, showing the relationship between Procedural Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence,and urging the education of judges in both (Adding Color to the White Paper..) has also been translated there Complemento al Informe Oficial). The Manual of the Toronto Drug Court(Manual de Procedimientos y Politicas) is available as well. There are several pieces by Catalina Droppelmann on TJ and drug courts in Chile, and several by Dra Ana Maria Lopez Beltran on drug courts in Puerto Rico.
We have also recently uploaded articles by Luis Bulit Goni of Argentina on TJ, incapacity, and disability (el proceso judicial de incapacidad...) and by Judge Julio Cesar Lara Ferreira of the Dominican Republic on minors(Legislacion de Menores).
Finally, there are translations of several of the pieces by Bruce Winick and myself, including the recently uploaded version of my overview of TJ (Justicia Terapeutica: Una Vision General).
I expect this list to grow considerably in the near future: later this month, the Judicial Academy of Puerto Rico is hosting an activity on TJ and Latin America, with guest speakers from Puerto Rico, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Panama.