Judge Peggy Hora: Problem-Solving Judge
Part 2: Unpredictable growth that makes sense: There are now over 3,500 problem solving courts in the United States and the approach has spread to 20 countries. In this segment, Judge Hora talks about the flexibility of the model of problem-solving court and the elements of problem-solving courts. She talks about how the problem-solving courts have expanded to include domestic violence courts, mental health courts, veteran's courts, homeless courts, unified family courts, and child abuse and neglect courts with substance abuse issues.
Part 3: A New Way of Thinking, A New Quality of Justice
The lens of therapeutic jurisprudence as the basis of problem-solving courts, holistic law, restorative justice...by many names, a new role as judge and court, opens up new possibilities for judges. Judge Hora talks about her study which compared the job satisfaction for problem-solving courts and the typical adversarial system.
Part 4: The Next Challenge: How do we turn every court into a problem-solving court? How do we train judges? enroll lawyers?
How can the courts be part of the solutions for social problems? We haven't looked at courts as problem-solving holistic entities before. In Part 4, Judge Hora talks about the economic costs of the problems and how problem-solving courts can save communities money.