“Networker Live” with Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren

Activism and Mental Health

Ginger Lerner Wren and Meaghan Winter
Networker Live with Ginger Lerner Wren

What would happen if, instead of doling out punishment, the justice system integrated trauma-informed care to address a foundational cause of mass incarceration? For the May/June 2021 issue of the Networker, Content Editor Meaghan Winter reported on a movement to do just this.

In the following interview, Meaghan sat down for a live conversation with Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, pioneer of America’s first mental health court and author of “A Court of Refuge.” The pair discussed Lerner-Wren’s activism, in addition to the concept of therapeutic justice, mental health care reform, and much, much more.