Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) (2017-2019)

Practice guide available in 7 different languages here.

 

Values & Standards for Restorative Justice

Tim Chapman & Edit Törzs, 2018.

Practice guide on values and standards for restorative justice practices.
This publication is the result of a series of meetings and actions by the Working Group on Values and Standards for Restorative Justice, established in 2017-2018 within the EFRJ membership

 

Practice guide on values and standards for restorative justice practices

Victims of Road Traffic Offences

2016-2018

In order to combine efforts to raise awareness about RJ and the needs of victims of road traffic offences, the partners of the EU funded project “Victims of road traffic offences” (2016-2018) launch today the manual and report, part of the findings of this 2 years work. 

Manual of restorative justice in road traffic offences

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Restorative Justice

European Forum for Restorative Justice, 2017

A summary of empirical research on the effectiveness of restorative justice practices

Researchers have frequently studied the effectiveness of restorative justice practices. They examined how and when the different parties participate, how they experience the process and what the outcomes of the process are. This article intends to give an overview of empirical research done on the benefits of restorative justice practices. It will mainly focus on restorative justice in comparison to the traditional criminal justice system and will offer a closer look on some of the most interesting benefits of restorative justice. What does research tell us about the effectiveness of restorative justice?

Effectiveness of restorative justice practices

By Martine Rietman, 2017

PRACTICE GUIDE FOR RJ SERVICES: The Victims’ Directive – Challenges and opportunities for restorative justice,

Emmanuela Biffi, 2016.

This Practice Guide is the result of the Summer School ‘The Victims’ Directive – challenges and opportunities for Restorative Justice’ organised by the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) on 13-17 July 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. Thirty professionals coming from different parts of Europe and beyond and with different backgrounds and experiences met on this occasion to gain a better understanding of the Directive 2012/29/EU (Victims’ Directive) establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.

PRACTICE GUIDE for restorative justice services THE VICTIMS’ DIRECTIVE Challenges and opportunities for restorative justice

Regulation of Restorative Justice in the Directive 2012/29/EU

Brunilda Pali, 2016.

This Briefing Paper launched by the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) aims to assess the potential and to highlight the limits provided by the Victims’ Directive in relation to the regulation of restorative justice in the European Union (EU).

Briefing paper "Restorative justice in the victims directive"

Developing integrated responses to sexual violence: An interdisciplinary research project on the potential of restorative justice

Edited by Marie Keenan & Estelle Zinsstag, 2015.

This publication is one of the outcomes of the two year research project entitled ‘Developing integrated responses to sexual violence: An interdisciplinary research project on the potential of restorative justice’ Daphne III – JUST/2011/DAP/AG/3350, coordinated by the Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven (Belgium) between March 2013 and February 2015. The main findings of the study can be read in its final research report: Zinsstag, Keenan & Aertsen (eds.) (2015). This practice guide has been conceived, designed and developed by the steering group of the project and written up by: Main authors Vince Mercer, AIM Project (UK) Karin Sten Madsen, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Doing restorative justice in cases of sexual violence: A practice guide

Guidance for developing restorative justice processes supporting desistance Promising practices

Prepared by Katrien Lauwaert, 2015

Based on the research report „Desistance and restorative justice. Mechanisms for desisting from crime within restorative justice practices‟ written by Veronika Hofinger, Katrien Lauwaert and Brendan Marsh.
This publication is the result of a research project co-financed by the European Commission DG Justice under Grant JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2962 and conducted by the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014.

Guidance for developing restorative justice processes supporting desistance Promising practices

Accessibility and initiation of restorative justice: a practical guide

Emanuela Biffi & Malini Laxminarayan

The “Accessibility and Initiation of Restorative Justice” project of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2968) emerged in response to the limited numbers of cases being referred to restorative justice organisations despite the positive research illustrating the benefits restorative justice may bring for victims and offenders. As the area is receiving increasingly more attention from the legal sphere, for example the most recent EU Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (2012), more should be done to increase the numbers of cases reaching restorative justice procedures.
As a result of this project, a research report (Laxminarayan, 2014) and this manual, Accessibility and Initiation of Restorative Justice: A Practical Guide, have been published. Both publications aim to guide the reader in topics related to accessibility and initiation of restorative justice.

ACCESSIBILITY AND INITIATION OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE A Practical Guide