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The EFRJ submitted its recommendations to the European Commission and calls for effective and equal access to restorative justice services that should be guaranteed for all victims of crime who freely want to access restorative justice.
The EFRJ calls the European Commission to address victims’ needs of empowerment and healing through personal agency by securing the availability of high-quality restorative justice for victims of violence against women and domestic violence.
The EFRJ will elect 5 new Board members in June 2022. This is the time to get engaged and contribute to the work of the EFRJ's leadership. Every full member (individual or staff of an organisational member) van apply. Candidatures are accepted until 11 May.
The summit of the Ministers of Justice of the member states of the Council of Europe took place on 13 - 14 December 2021 in Venice, Italy. The first Conference of Ministers of the semester of the Italian Presidency was fully dedicated to restorative justice.
Removing the obstacles for an effective implementation of the Victims’ Rights Directive is a first step towards a greater accessibility for victims to restorative justice services. The EFRJ’s position paper is based on its research and the feedback 45 experts and expert organisations from 18 countries.
Victims’ rights in Europe evolved in the past years, and the European Commission launched its first ever Victims’ Rights Strategy in 2020. What are important elements of this Strategy? What are the implications for probation, prison and restorative justice? How could these fields support victims’ rights and make their work more informed on victims’ needs?
Victims' rights in Europe - Why do they matter for offender reintegration? Free webinar on 7 July 2021 between 10 am - 12 pm CEST.
The EFRJ Working Group on Environmental Restorative Justice has submitted a commentary to the European Commission to revise the EU Directive on Environmental Protection through Criminal Law. The focus of the commentary is on the potential of restorative justice in cases of environmental crime, taking into account the complexity and specific nature of various forms of environmental harm and ecocide, and how existing restorative justice processes could be adapted in order to make truly restorative responses possible.