Guidelines for
justice problems

Lawyers, paralegals, judges, mediators and other practitioners can use guidelines, which supports them in preventing and resolving people’s justice problems.

Guidelines are sets of recommended interventions on how to resolve problems related to for example family, land, employment and neighbour conflicts. They are based on empirical research in the fields of psychology, communications, criminology, and conflict resolution.

Data on impact, resolution and other information on specific justice problems can be found here.

Guidelines support front-line practitioners

Front-line practitioners like lawyers, judges, paralegals and mediators help people who are dealing with all kinds of justice problems.

They want to provide the best possible care and be as effective as possible. They rely on their own experience and gained knowledge. They feel the need to apply what has proven to work in preventing and solving disputes. They want a platform to share ‘what works’ with their peers. 

Treatment guidelines address this need of practitioners. They provide practitioners with recommendations that are evidence-based. These recommendations are on actionable interventions that practitioners can apply to effectively reach desirable outcomes.

Guidelines provide paths to good outcomes for people

Kai wants his children to be taken care for, secure housing and income, division of property and establish respectful communication with his spouse.

Lennon cannot properly access and make use of his land. He is worried, because he has mouths to feed. Lennon needs to find solutions to his problems, to move on with his life.

Treatment guidelines explain the steps that should be taken in order to resolve disputes, and clarify the treatment choices. This enhances shared decision-making between user and practitioner. Within these steps and choices, we make recommendations.

The evidence-based approach

Find out how the guidelines have been developed in an evidence-based manner, and how they are structured by building blocks.

Guideline Method

Guidelines are created for solving the most prominent justice problems around the world. They are developed according to the Guideline Method. You can find more about this structured approach by clicking on the button below.

Building Blocks

There are similarities in how justice problems are being resolved around the world. We classified and structured these similarities. They are referred to as Building Blocks. Explore these how-to-steps of solving disputes.

Guidelines per justice problem

We developed guidelines for solving employment, family, neighbour and land problems. These guidelines are subject to external review and are currently being updated. More guidelines are in development stage and will follow soon.

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