Therapeutic Justice in Action: Court Process, Reviews and Sanctions

  • Karen A. Snedker


In this chapter I explore MHCs in action and how the court process influence client experiences. The chapter focuses on court reviews and the sanctioning process. How the court responds to compliance and non-compliance is consequential for clients, having both therapeutic and antitherapeutic effects. I highlight the role of procedural justice and harm reduction frameworks in the working of the court. Throughout the chapter, I detail how MHCs treatment orientation is on display formally before the judge and informally with team members in ways that enhance and impede therapeutic justice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seattle Pacific UniversitySeattleUSA

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