Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Program: Looking through a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Lens

Queensland University of Technology Law Review, 16: 30-49, 2016

20 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2018 Last revised: 27 Feb 2019

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Lorana Bartels

Australian National University (ANU) - ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This article examines Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). The article presents an overview of TJ and solution-focused courts, followed by an overview of HOPE, including findings from four evaluations. It then provides a detailed description of recent observations of HOPE in practice, with particular focus on the warning hearing, sanctions for non-compliance, early termination for good behaviour, and the intersections between TJ, HOPE and procedural justice. The article concludes by arguing that there are a number of misunderstandings about HOPE and that it is best understood when viewed through a TJ lens.

Keywords: Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), Alm, HOPE Probation, therapeutic jurisprudence, solution-focused court

Suggested Citation

Bartels, Lorana, Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Program: Looking through a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Lens (2016). Queensland University of Technology Law Review, 16: 30-49, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3124774

Lorana Bartels (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods ( email )

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