Ivan Saquicela, an Ecuadorian prosecutor from the town of Cuenca, never thought he would find himself in Tennessee learning about “therapeutic justice.” Theoretically, the notion that the law promotes people’s physical and psychological well-being made sense to him. Yet, he never knew that this was the basis for how some courts conduct their business. Once he became aware of it though, he wanted to change how drug-related cases are handled in his municipality, and decided to learn more about therapeutic justice by seeing how it’s done in the United States.
American Bar Association, August 2012
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