There is no single definition of restorative justice. Restorative justice is seen as a broad approach oriented towards repairing, as far as possible, the harm caused by crime or other transgressions. A core element of restorative justice is active participation by the victim, the offender and possibly other parties (the community).

Much debate exists about which other parties should be involved, and in particular whether criminal justice officials – as representatives of the community or the state – should play a direct role in restorative justice processes.

The European Forum for Restorative Justice aims to help establish and develop victim-offender mediation and other restorative justice practices. Every person in Europe should have the right of access to restorative justice services, at any time and in any case

The Forum organises an International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK (#RJWeek), which will take place all over Europe and beyond in the week between 17-24 November 2019.

Please use this document to inform the forum about your Restorative Justice initiative and give it more visibility! Deadline: 8 November.

More information about the #RJWeek2019 and related events.

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