On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ), the Editorial Committee of the EFRJ Newsletter will put together a new publication by November: the Jubilee Magazine! This will contain articles, interviews, testimonials, poems, drawings, photos, etc. on the past, present and future of 1) the EFRJ as an organisation, 2) on themes relevant to restorative justice, and 3) controversies and critical voices for restorative justice.
The call for contributions is open until 21 June 2020!
The European Commission published its Report on the implementation of the Victim’s Rights Directive (2012/29/EU) in the Member States,. The document is a cornerstone of the EU victims’ rights policy and it is also the first binding EU legislation on restorative justice.
We have invited for a short interview Ms Jee Aei (Jamie) Lee, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer of the Justice Section of the UNODC, who was the key coordinator of the new edition of the UNODC Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes.
The EFRJ Board and Secretariat, in close collaboration with the local organising team from Sassari University, and after consulting the representative of the Justice Programme of the European Commission, have decided to postpone the 11th international EFRJ conference to the end of June 2021. We wish to honour the work done until now by the Team delle Pratiche di Giustizia Ristorativa in Sassari University and give you all the opportunity to join this event next year.
In these extraordinary times, when we are all asked to isolate ourselves, and when many of our members and partners have to face unprecedented situations, we want to express our solidarity and strengthen the community we belong to. That is why we are launching the #SolidarityOverDistance campaign today.
We are excited to share interviews with two extraordinary women on this International Women's Day: Dr Marie Keenan and Ailbhe Griffith. They both advocate for making restorative justice available and accessible for survivors of sexual harm.
The members of the recently established European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) Research Committee (RECOM), is mapping research gaps and needs on restorative justice and calls for your contribution.
"It is time to be less inward looking and more engaged in supporting people to establish and maintain just relations with each other" - claims Tim Chapman, the Chair of our Board in our discussion about the prospects of 20th anniversary year of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. With his words we launch a new space on our website: The Restorative Blog.
The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) organises its 4th International Criminal Justice Summer Course in Barcelona (7-10 July 2020). The theme chosen for this edition of the Summer Course is “Responses to sexual violence”. Registrations are now open!