International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), 2016-2018

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.


European forum for restorative justice (EFRJ) researcher: 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.

Funding: This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.




implementing rj with child victims

Practical Guide

This Practical Guide aims to disseminate the knowledge and promising practices that have been gathered in the first year of the project, by framing them with the legal safeguards and rights provided for children – specifically for children who enter in contact with justice, as victims and as offenders – and envisages to make a restorative process safe and child-friendly.