Round table and chairs

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is an approach of addressing harm or the risk of harm through engaging all those affected in coming to a common understanding and agreement on how the harm or wrongdoing can be repaired and justice achieved.

Group photo taken during the 2019 Thinking Days of LINC RJ Research line

Development of Restorative Justice in Europe

The idea of responding to crime by making good on it by direct participation of those involved, is not new. Every society is continuously looking for better ways on how to deal with incidents and harmful behaviour amongst its members, without imposing additional harm or polarising people.  [...]

Downloadable publications on restorative justice

Feel free to download, print, disseminate and/or refer to the two publications below:

  • Connecting People to Restore Just Relations: Practice Guide on Values and Standards for restorative justice practices (EFRJ, 2018)
  • Effectiveness of restorative justice practices: An overview of empirical research on restorative justice practices in Europe (EFRJ, 2017)

Manual on Restorative Justice Values and Standards for Practice

Developed by the EFRJ

Practice guide on values and standards for restorative justice practices

Effectiveness of restorative justice practices

By Martine Rietman, 2017