In the years 2016-2018, the EFRJ is partner in the EU-funded research project coordinated by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), ”Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims” (JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/VICT/9344).
The project has been developed within the context of the implementation of the EU Victims’ Directive. The focus is on Art. 12, which identifies the minimum standards and safeguard measures to protect victims of crime who wish to engage in a RJ process, and the application for this article for a specific vulnerable group: child victims.
As part of this project, the EFRJ co-organised a training on the use of RJ for child victims (Leuven 8-9 November 2017) and will take part in the final conference (Brussels 7 December 2018). Relevant materials, such as the presentations, can be downloaded on the links of these events.
The EFRJ researcher working on this project is Inge Vanfraechem. Also two of our Board members are involved as researchers for their own institutes, i.e. our chair Tim Chapman on behalf of Ulster University and our secretary Brunilda Pali on behalf of KU Leuven.
This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.