Mission & Members


The Committee will bring together researchers working on restorative justice, create an international and intergenerational network, and set together future research agendas and collaborations. More specifically, the EFRJ Research Committee will:

  • support and encourage research on restorative justice,
  • assist researchers in the field,
  • develop strategies to better disseminate research outcomes,
  • encourage the representation of research in other criminological or related events, conferences, publications,
  • identify gaps in existing research and can suggest topics to be explored,
  • share information on grant opportunities for researchers among EFRJ members and beyond,
  • initiate project proposals,
  • assist the EFRJ Secretariat to translate the existing research knowledge accumulated in the past years at the EFRJ to practice and policy.

Members of the EFRJ Research Committee

EFRJ Board representative: Brunilda Pali (Belgium) 
EFRJ Secretariat representative: Laura Hein

  • Anna Matczak (Poland) - chair of the committee*
  • Katerine Barnekow (Denmark)
  • Fernanda Fonseca (Brazil)
  • Ena Kazic (Bosnia)
  • Giuseppe Maglione (UK)
  • Ian Marder (Ireland)
  • Federico Reggio (Italy)
  • Helena Soleto (Spain)
  • Estelle Zinsstag (Belgium/UK)

*The Research Committee opted to have rotating chairs with a 6 months mandate in order to benefit of the expertise and different skills of its members. Brunilda Pali was the chair for a longer period coinciding with the establishment of the Committee (2019-2020). Anna Matczak started her 6 months mandate in Autumn 2020.

For more info you may contact the EFRJ Secretariat, or the Board representative, Brunilda Pali.

Members EFRJ Research Committee 2019-2021

Measuring tape

Save the date!

On 5 November 2021

the Research Committee organises the online conference
"Measuring, researching, narrating: Discussing the (social) impact of restorative justice".

Click here to know more.

Banner image:  "Research" by Thomas Haynie on Flickr.com