Wyoming Children‘s Justice Project

Trauma Informed Courtrooms

June 17, 2021

Courtrooms are crucibles where people are ordered to come together to endure intense, sometimes life-altering experiences. Rarely as a result of the courtroom experience do people leave feeling better. But what if we could create an atmosphere in our courtrooms to promote healing? What if people leaving courtrooms felt better than when they entered? Using the concepts of therapeutic jurisprudence and polyvagal theory, Dr. Eugster and Justice Karofsky will discuss issues of justice, trauma and resiliency. By the end of this presentation you will be armed with concrete strategies to improve the courtroom - and greater legal - experience for all involved.