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EFRJ Newsflash
March 2017 (I)

 
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CJPE seminar on the Victims' Directive

 

Almost 70 professionals (from 18 countries) attended the expert seminar organised by the Criminal Justice Platform Europe on the implementation of Art. 25 and 26, respectively on training and cooperation (Brussels, 23 February). Check the EFRJ website and social media for downloading pictures and presentations.

 
 
This Summer, meet the EFRJ and other CJPE members

 
If you missed the opportunity to meet the CJPE and its members in Brussels last week, find below a list of events you are invited to attend in the following months:
- Berlin 2/06/2017  EFRJ expert seminar on intercultural mediation
- Barcelona 6-7/06/2017 CEP conference on youth and young adult offenders
- Lillestrøm 20-21/06/2017 Europris conference on prison staff recruitment, training and development
- Barcelona 4-7/07/2017  CJPE summer course on radicalisation, desistance and effective justice systems
- Como 24-28/07/2017  EFRJ Summer School 2017 on restorative justice in cases of serious crimes
 
Conference on social inclusion

The international conference on 'Social inclusion debate: strategies and dilemmas' (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1-2 March 2017) includes sessions on  restorative practices for increasing school inclusiveness (with Vidia Negrea) and restorative practices in the field of child protection (with Robert van Pagee).

      
Conference on victims of crime
Few deadlines for attending the annual conference of Victim Support Europe (VSE) on ‘Victims of Crime: Rights, Needs & Responses’ (Dublin 17-18 May 2017): the early bird fee applies until 6 March; the call for proposals closes on 17 March!       
 
Course on RJ practice

In early March a course on Restorative Justice Practice will start at Victoria University (New Zealand), with an online-platform for distance students. Lectures will be given by researchers and practitioners in the field.

 
      
Seminar on hate crime
The European seminar on countering discriminatory violence and hate crime at the local level (Vienna, 2-3 March 2017) will bring together representatives of local authorities, European institutions, civil society organisations and other experts to discuss local approaches and strategies to counter hate and intolerance and exchange practices.       
 
 
Conference on insecurity in marginalised areas

The final conference of the MARGIN project, a research addressing the topic of insecurity in marginalised areas, will take place in Budapest on 3-5 April. A relevant panel for our RJ community is 'Institutional perspectives on crime prevention and restorative justice' on the second conference day.

 
      
Introductory restorative practice workshop
Facing Forward is organising a one day training introducing Restorative Practice (Dublin 29 March). This will be good preparation for those wishing to do a three day intensive course on 3-5 May 2017. For more info and registrations contact info@facingforward.ie.        
 
 
Position paper on victims of elder abuse
      On the occasion of the European Day for Victims of Crime (22 Feb), AGE Platform Europe published a position paper on the protection of victims of elder abuse, referring to the implementation of the Victims' Directive. AGE’s work around elder abuse has focused on prevention, calling for a rights-based approach to the care of older persons in need of assistance and support.
 
 
UN manual on extremism in prison
    

The new United Nations manual to address management of violent extremists in prison settings includes a (small) section on the reintegration of prisoners and the role of victims and communities.
 

 
 
Moment of inspiration
      Kintsugi is the Japanese art of restoring broken objects, of recognising the beauty in the broken things, of finding treasure in life's scars. In this TED talk, Audrey Harris presents her understanding of the philosophy behind Kintsugi, something symbolic that may talk also to our RJ community. 
 
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