EFRJ Newsflash
June 2015
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Two minutes of silence in memory of Nils Christie
NILS   On 27 May 2015, with great sadness we learned that Nils Christie passed away at the age of 87. With the death of Nils Christie the EFRJ lost a friend and a symbol of the RJ movement. 
We invite our restorative justice community to observe two minutes of silence when the funeral begins on 10 June at 12 o' clock in Oslo. 
EFRJ Summer School (Lisbon, Portugal)


There are few places available for the next EFRJ Summer School "The Victims’ Directive – Challenges and Opportunities for RJ" (Lisbon, 13-17 July 2015). The new deadline to submit your registration is 15 June 2015.

ALTERNATIVE Conference (Leuven, Belgium)
  Find here the announcement and call for papers of the final conference of the ALTERNATIVE project 'Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe:Exploring Alternatives' (Leuven, 16-18 November 2015). The deadline for submission is 1 September 2015. Feel free to spread the announcement and poster of this conference within your network!
Seminar on desistance and RJ (Paris, France)

The research coordinator of the EFRJ project ‘Desistance and RJ’, Dr Katrien Lauwaert, presented ‘The potential of restorative justice confirmed the desistance process. An opportunity or a threat?’ during the seminar organised by the French Institute for Restorative Justice on 28 May 2015 in Paris (France). A short report of the event will be soon available here.

Research report on victims and RJ
  The research report of the EU-funded project 'Victims and Restorative Justice: An empirical study of the needs, experiences and position of victims within restorative justice practices' coordinated by the EFRJ between 2011 and 2012 is now available online (Daniela Bolívar, Ivo Aertsen & Inge Vanfraechem, 2015).
Event on penal mediation and RJ in Italy
The event 'La Riparazione Mediterranea' (the Mediterranean restoration) has been organised by our Italian members CRISI with the aim of creating a space discussing and disseminating penal mediation and RJ in Italy. During three appointments (5, 12, and 19 June in Bari), key speakers and local community members will reflect on the current Italian responses for practically implementing RJ in its justice system. 
Corso di Mediazione in Puglia
IIRP Europe Conference (Budapest, Hungary)

The IIRP Europe conference 'From Dream to Reality: Dawning of a New Social Science' will take place next week (10-12 June 2015) in Budapest. Among other speakers, Borbála Fellegi from the Foresee Research Group will present the ALTERNATIVE project in a breakout session entitled 'Alternative Ways to Peacemaking in an Intercultural Context' and Vidia Negrea, Director for Central and Eastern Europe at IIRP Europe, will present on 'Restorative practices in prisons'.


International Institute for Restorative Practices - A Graduate School - Restoring Community in a Disconnected World
CEP international conference on RJ (Prague, Czech Republic)
The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) and the Probation and Mediation Service of the Czech Republic (who will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015) will jointly organise a conference on the use of RJ during probation, the use of mediation between offender and victim during the criminal proceeding and counselling, and the support and cooperation for the victim within the probation service (23-25 September 2015 in Prague). More info here.  
CEP Probation
Conference on Social Change in the Global World (Shtip, Macedonia)

The 2nd International Conference 'Social Change in the Global World' will take place on 3-5 September 2015 in Shtip, Macedonia. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world who are engaged in various social science disciplines such as law, politics and international relations, sociology, anthropology, human geography, etc. 


CJP Radicalization Event (Barcelona, Spain)
The Criminal Justice Platform (CJP) is organising the 'Jihadist Radicalization Event' in Barcelona on 14 October 2015. The CJP brings together three organizations working in the fields of detention (EuroPris), Probation (CEP) and Restorative Justice (EFRJ). More information on this event will be available soon on the EFRJ website. For now... save the date!
Restorative Justice: An International Journal
The annual lecture of the 'Restorative Justice: An International Journal (RJIJ)' will take place  at the
Asian Criminological Society conference in Hong Kong on 25 June 2015. Find
here more info.

The RJIJ welcomes papers submission of academic research as well as practice and policy related information on RJ worldwide. Find
here the guidelines for contributors. 
TEMIDA, a journal on victimization, human rights and gender

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TEMIDA, a peer reviewed journal on victimization, human rights and gender published by the Victimology Society of Serbia, welcomes contributions on Positive Victimology (by 1 September) and Restorative justice, safety and victims (by 1 November). In their contributions, authors may refer to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, which is celebrating this year its 30th anniversary from its adoption.More information here.
New book from the Canadian School of Peacebuilding

The Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) has just released its first book, 'Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming Their Worlds'. It is designed to equip, inspire and sustain those who work for peace. It is available both as an ebook and as a print book. The book sale is part of a fundraising campaign; special deals can be made before 15 June. Watch also the free, four-part, video training course directed by CSOP: this video series will be available for a limited time only.

Restorative Juvenile Justice: new publications by the IJJO
The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) has just published the book on 'Restorative Juvenile Justice: Snapshots in all EU-countries'. Volume I of the whole research led by Prof. Duenkel can be downloaded here. Volume II and III on the EU Model and the Toolkit led by Prof. Chapman will be available soon.
Center for Religion/Worldview and Prison

During the symposium on religion and other worldviews in prison (Leuven, 4 June 2015), the 'Centrum voor Levensbeschouwing en Detentie' (Center for Religion/Worldview and Prison) and its website have been officially presented. The website is in Dutch, but you can find contributions in English (e.g. Mario Ragazzi and Brunilda Pali, researchers in the ALTERNATIVE project).


Restorative Justice Council Manifesto
The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) has published a manifesto for the 2015 general election which identifies key priorities for the incoming government following the 2015 general election. The RJC is asking all the political parties to commit to the continued development of restorative approaches.  
Moment of inspiration 

Watch this recent video published by INAVEM (the French institute for victim support and mediation) on 'Restorative Justice: Victim-Offender Encounters in France' and feel free to distribute it in the French speaking communities.

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