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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.
The EFRJ and the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) have been engaging in conversations to expand perspectives and identify synergies between the restorative justice movements in Europe and in the USA. Starting form April, the two organisations launch a series of joint webinars.
The recent publication of our colleague, Emanuela Biffi's paper offers a good overview of what we know about the application of restorative justice in cases of violent extremism and terrorism. It was published by the RAN Network.
On Spring 2021, the European Forum for Restorative Justice organises again online trainings on two different topics: "Training on introduction to restorative justice" (ENG/ESP) and "Training on serious harm" (ENG).
On 8 March 2021 (4 - 6 pm CET), several members of the Working Group on Gender-Based Violence will take part in an online panel discussion. The event is open to a wider public of professionals working on restorative justice, criminal justice, victim support, community work, and others interested in these topics. Register here.