Courts & Justice Systems

Family justice issues are among the top legal problems that must be solved through people centered, evidence based approaches. But how to implement this mantra? During this session, family justice experts reflected on recommendations for parents and justice workers who have to deal with justice issues around separation/divorce. Speakers emphasized that the evidence collected for evidence-based approaches should focus on outcomes, and that practitioners should leverage interdisciplinary approaches to family justice. Speakers also flagged the need to stop investing in solutions that do not work and focus on methods that have proven to be more effective, but recognized that this requires making administrative changes that would facilitate practitioners’ ability to put evidence-based findings into practice. Looking ahead, Speakers agreed that more evidence was needed to develop policies and put findings into practice to ensure better justice outcomes.

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