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.
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.
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.
Find out how the guidelines have been developed in an evidence-based manner, and how they are structured by building blocks.
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.
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.
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.
Family related problems can have major impact on people's lives. Relationships are harmed. People dealing with separation will have to make agreements. Recommendations in this guideline can support this process.
Problems at work can occur at any time. Loss of job, discrimination on the workfloor and non-payment of wages are examples of employment problems that people experience regularly. This guideline provides solutions to these issues.
People deal with problems related to ownership or use of land. Data indicates that many of these problems remain unresolved. Recommendations in this guideline can help to increase resolution rates.
When neighbours are involved in a dispute, it affects their living situation directly. People may experience severe stress, destruction of property and even violence. Recommendations in this guideline should help people to find good outcomes.