EFRJ Newsflash
September 2017 (I)

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International RJ WEEK

The RJ WEEK 2017 is coming soon (19-26 November)!
The EFRJ will publish a booklet on arts and RJ (for awareness, for communication purposes, etc.). We collect articles (1000-2000 words) until 1 October: please spread the voice beyond our membership!

Also, the EFRJ will launch the film 'A Conversation', a theatre performance played by No Theatre on a real meeting between two families who met after a case of rape and murder. Please consider to organise a film screening followed by a discussion in your own organisation (contact us for this)! The film will be subtitled in 12 different languages, thanks to our great EFRJ membership!
During the same week, our colleagues from KU Leuven will launch their RJ City project with a series of TEDx Talks on RJ (22 Nov), Moderator will organise its annual event Trefdag (23 Nov), Konfliktraadet will screen 'A Conversation' in 22 offices across Norway, in Italy three different events will take place in Rome, Sassari and Tempio Pausania... and you, what are you up to?

EFRJ conference 2018

The EFRJ is looking forward to receive your proposals to present during the biannual EFRJ conference (Tirana, 14-16 June 2018) entitled 'Expanding the restorative imagination. Restorative justice between realities and visions in Europe and beyond'. Abstract proposals (incl. training, panel discussions, film screenings, etc.) on RJ in criminal justice, RJ in juvenile justice and RJ as a social movement are welcomed until 1 November

EFRJ Board in action
In the following months, meet the EFRJ Board in different parts of Europe! Among others, you can meet Brunilda Pali at the conference organised by the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control (Lesbos 31 Aug-3 Sept), Patrizia Patrizi in different parts of Italy and Aarne Kinnunen at the ESC conference 2017 (Cardiff 13-16 Sept)! Also, you will find the chair Tim Chapman in UK, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, talking about restorative cities, motivational interviewing, peacebuilding and much more!          
Training on RJ with child victims


The EFRJ is collaborating with the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) to organise a training on mediation and conferencing in cases where child victims are involved (KU Leuven, 8-9 November 2017). This training is part of the project ‘Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims’, financed by the EU Justice Program. The training will be free of charge for all participants!

RJ: An International Journal
  A new issue of 'Restorative Justice: an International Journal' has been recently published (Issue 5(2)). This issue includes also an article by Prof Grazia Mannozzi from the Centre of RJ and Mediation Studies, our local organiser of the latest edition of the EFRJ Summer School in Como! Enjoy reading!
Leeds: RJ conference and report
Meet the chair of the EFRJ Board Tim Chapman as well as other key members of the EFRJ (Ian Marder, Kerry Clamp, Ivo Aertsen, Shadd Maruna, Estelle Zinsstag) in Leeds on 18-19 September 2017 for the conference 'New advances in RJ: Theory and Practice'. 
In July, a new report has been published by University of Leeds: 'Developing restorative policing: using the evidence base to inform the delivery of restorative justice and improve engagement with victims - Learning lessons from Belgium and Northern Ireland'.
Article on music and RJ

Thanks to our colleagues from IIRP for disseminating a recent article published on the last EFRJ Newsletter, a special issue on arts and RJ! The author, Keisha Martinez, is an IIRP Graduate, a licensed music therapist and founder of Music Inspiring Change. In her article she explores how music therapy combined with restorative practices can help prison inmates and heal trauma. The EFRJ welcomes more articles on arts and RJ to be published in a small booklet by the RJ WEEK 2017 (deadline 1 October).

  Keisha Martinez music
Video on RJ (in Italian)


For our Italian speaking community: on 24 August an event took place in Rimini entitled 'La giustizia riparativa. Prospettive'. The event was part of the Rimini's summer festival for friendship among peoples, organised by a lay Catholic movement, which every year brings together about 800.000 participants and 4.000 volunteers. A video of the entire meeting (1h 34m) has been published online.

Moment of inspiration
The Listening Room

  The theatre performance 'The Listening Room' features the true stories of five people whose lives have been transformed by a single violent crime. Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side. On 14-30 September at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (London) you can see what happened when they said yes. The authors will also contribute to the booklet on arts and RJ that the EFRJ will publish for the RJ WEEK.
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