EFRJ Newsflash
November 2016 (I)

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RJ WEEK 2016
      The International RJ WEEK will take place on 20-27 November 2016.

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Inauguration of RJ department in Barcelona

On 8 November, the faculty of education and social work Pere Tarrés at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona (Spain) will inaugurate the Department of Social and Restorative Justice. The event will be celebrated with a one-day seminar.

Conference on RJ and juvenile justice
The 2nd International Conference on Juvenile Criminal Justice, 'Good Practices for Specialized Justice', will take place on 14-15 November in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The programme includes many plenary sessions on RJ, including a presentation by Prof. Ivo Aertsen from KU Leuven, one of the founders of the EFRJ. For registrations and updated programme please click here.
18th World Congress of Criminology

The 18th World Congress of Criminology (India, 15-19 December 2016) will focus on 'Urbanization, Globalization, Development and Crime: Opportunities and Challenges of the XXI Century'. Among other sub-themes: Restorative Justice, Traditional or Indigenous Justice, Victim Movement and Victims’ Rights, Victim Assistance, Probation and Parole, Community-Based Treatment, Juvenile Justice and Correction, Truth and Reconciliation, Media Construction of Crime and Criminal.

Report on RJ to sexual misconducts


The Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice (based in the U.S.) published the PRISM report on Promoting Restorative Initiatives for Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses. 

Report on the effectiveness of RJ in the UK
     A new report on the effectiveness of RJ provisions across the criminal justice system has been published by the House of Commons of the UK. The Justice Committee appointed for this task came up with a series of recommendations and conclusions on the implementation of RJ in the UK.
Manifesto on youth in the criminal justice system


The T2A Alliance (Transition To Adulhood) published a manifesto for young adults experiencing the criminal justice system. The manifesto contains 10 recommendations which would serve to make the way in which we deal with young adult offenders more effective, fairer and less costly. 

IIRP Europe conference 2017
Save the Date: the next conference of IIRP Europe will take place on 9-10 May 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will highlight several key issues that European countries are currently facing: de-radicalization and preventing radicalization; migration and immigration; and historic sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the sex trade. One of the plenary speakers will be Tim Chapman from Ulster University, one of the board members of the EFRJ.

Facilitator training for college student misconduct

The Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice is co-organising two 'Facilitator Training for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life' in 2017:
11-13 January in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: more info here
23-25 May in Washington, DC: info coming soon
These training are open to student affairs administrators, faculty students, and other staff interested in implementing RJ on their campuses.


Recommendations on community sanctions
      The Council of Europe is preparing a new Recommendation on the European Rules on community sanctions and measures. RJ and mediation are also mentioned. Find here the draft.
Databases of the Catalan justice department

The CEJFE (Department of Justice, Catalonia) has published the original databases of its researches. This initiative aims at making this information available to other researchers and professionals interested in criminal justice to further promote the use and re-use of such information. 

Report on youth prisons in Norway
      After the establishment of a new kind of 'juvenile prison' planned according to the particular needs of young people (15-18 years old), the Norwegian Social Research Institute (NOVA) conducted a research to evaluate this new youth unit, focusing on the implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. Find here the final report of the research in Norwegian (an English summary is provided).
EFUS call for innovative practices
The European Forum for Urban Security opened a call to collect innovative and encouraging local practices to combat crime and misdemeanors motivated by racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. The deadline for submitting your practice is 11 November; 50 practices will be published in a manual and disseminated across Europe. Restorative ideas are welcomed!
Moment of Inspiration
      In the dance performance 'Let Me Die In My Footsteps' (2015), the four dancers deal with an ambiguous relationships of conflict and resolution. They perform a state of crises where the only way out is to cope with one another and negotiate between tensions and softness.
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