Judge Hora (Ret.) Speaking Up and Improving the Justice System
Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) has been speaking about Therapeutic Justice wherever she goes and with whomever will listen. Below find a number of discussions from around the globe where she presents this evidence-based endeavor to change the justice system for the better.
Drug Courts in the 21st Century.
Drug treatment courts are an excellent example of a successful deviation from established practice. Not only do drug treatment courts introduce new concepts and practices to the legal community, but they do so while protecting the defendants procedural and substantive rights.
Watch as Judge Hora (Ret.) discusses this issue at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
JUDGE HORA (RET.) ON ALCOHOL MONITORING
It is clear that some criminal defendants need to be abstinent to be crime free and it is also necessary that their use or non-use is monitored. This supervision can be by the Probation Department or the court itself as in specialty DWI Courts.
Watch as Judge Hora (Ret.) talks about this important issue.
Drug Treatment Courts:
An International Perspective
Most would agree that the “war on drugs” was a failure that resulted in too many people being incarcerated – mostly people of color. Now after years of attempting to remedy that situation, our new Attorney General has recently announced policies that are going to take us backwards. We can’t go back to the way things were. Drug Treatment Courts are a move forward that successfully changes behavior of the substance dependent offender.
Watch Judge Hora (Ret.) as she discusses the basis of Drug Treatment Courts and why they matter.
Lawyers as Peacemakers Conference
Hon. Justice B.H. Mbha, Judge of the High Court; Hon. Justice Lebotsang Bosielo, Judge of the High Court; Prof. John Faris, Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.).
The conference was held in Pretoria, South Africa.