On 6 and 7 March 2014, the University Carlos III of Madrid – in collaboration with General Council of Judicial Power and Department of Justice of Basque Government – organised an innovative training on restorative justice under the title: “Restorative justice: a formative meeting for judges and prosecutors”. This two-day training is part of the EU project “Developing judicial training for restorative justice: Towards a European approach”, coordinated by the EFRJ and funded by the European Commission. The training was hosted by the Provincial Court of Justice in San Sebastián (Donostia) and the opening session was chaired by the President of the Provincial Court.
Dr. Katrien Lauwaert, project coordinator of “Desistance and RJ”, published the article “Restorative justice in the 2012 EU Victims Directive: a right to quality service, but no right to equal access for victims of crime” on the Restorative Justice International Journal.
The postcards for the 8th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice are now ready!!! Feel free to spread them around, either in their printed or digital version!
The second training of the “Accessibility and Initiation for Restorative Justice” projects took place in Dublin on February 17-19, 2014.
On the 6th and 7th of February 2014, the first training of the European project “Developing judicial training in restorative justice: Towards a European approach” took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Verwey-Jonker Institute hosted 20 participants (a mix of judges, public prosecutors and a few mediation officers) and three trainers in a 1,5 day training on restorative justice. The training was set up together with two local trainers and an expert from Belgium, Prof. Lode Walgrace and a Dutch trainer. The training programme was conceived in an interactive setup between theory and practical skills on how judges and public prosecutors will implement restorative justice (RJ) in their daily work.
The first training of the “Accessibility and Initiation for Restorative Justice” project took place in Poland on January 16-17.
On behalf of the European Forum for Restorative Justice we would like to wish all our members, supporters, promoters, and friends a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year! In this news item, our chair Michael Kilchling is sharing some of the highlights and activities of the EFRJ of the past year. At the same time, he will be looking at the prospects for 2014.
The EFRJ Summer School in Vienna was a great event to meet, learn and share – this year on the topic of RJ in intercultural conflict settings. Read more and browse the pictures: http://www.euforumrj.org/events
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