In 2022, as Singapore finally began to emerge from the long shadow of the pandemic, we turned our focus firmly towards the future. At the Opening of the Legal Year, I suggested that the next phase of our journey would require us to go beyond the adjudication of discrete disputes and hone our vision for the SG Courts as the national institution entrusted with the administration of justice.
As the world transited to a “new normal” where COVID-19 is endemic, 2022 offered us an opportunity to reflect upon the seismic changes in the preceding years, and renew our commitment to press ahead with innovation, even as we pursue our core values and mission.
2022 was a busy and fruitful year for the Family Justice Courts (FJC). The theme of our Workplan 2022 was ‘Let’s Go’. It reflected that we were implementing initiatives, working and translating our ideas into real-world solutions and fine-tuning them along the way. Through this process, we strove to transform Therapeutic Justice (TJ) from a vision into something that is practised in all our cases.