To help the better implementation of EU and other international legislation related to restorative justice and for strengthening the quality standards of restorative justice services across Europe, one of our strategic goal is to work more closely with national policy makers.
With this purpose, In 2018, we initiated a new network of policy makers, the European Restorative Justice Policy Network (ERJPN), that brings together representatives of the Ministries dealing with restorative justice in each EU member state (and beyond) in order to share experiences, to create links and a forum of discussion. A further purpose of this network is to make European policy makers aware of new research outcomes, innovative practices and international policy matters regarding restorative justice.
For us it is an opportunity to create a more close link with policy makers, to learn more about the needs in their countries in the development of policy and legislation on restorative justice and, consequently, to target its support in a more effective way. The ERJPN meets at least once a year and the European Forum for Restorative Justice facilitates regular contacts within the network. The participation at this network is by invitation only.
The network had its 2nd meeting in Leuven on 29 November 2019.
If you want to know more, please contact our colleague Laura Hein.