EFRJ Newsflash
July 2015
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EFRJ activities

  Only one week is left before the beginning of the EFRJ Summer School 2015 on RJ and the Victims' Directive (Lisbon, 13-17 July)! Follow it on Facebook and Twitter!

The Criminal Justice Platform's event on Radicalization will take place in Barcelona on 14 October 2015. 

Registrations and call for abstracts are open for the ALTERNATIVE conference (Leuven, 16-18 November). Check the last news  on the ALTERNATIVE website and read the last contributions on the ALTERNATIVE blog
Annul 'School on Integrity' (Lithuania)
The Transparency International 'School on Integrity' will take place on 6-12 July 2015 in Vilnius (Lithuania). The training will deal also with topics such as peace-building and justice. The event will engage a civil youth society of senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35 from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors, from all academic backgrounds.
Conference on sexual violence (UK)

The 'Sexual Violence Conference' will take place in London on 17-18 September 2015. The conference will gather together practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the field of sexual violence. Some of the presentations during the parallel sessions will deal with RJ and other ways of understanding justice and justice needs for victims of sexual violence. 

RJ Victim App

A 'Restorative Justice Victim App' has been launched and piloted in Essex (UK). This app is to be used together by the offender and the RJ practitioner in order to encourage a possible RJ intervention. Watch here a short trailer of this app!
Given the positive results of this app, it was awarded by the RJ Council in the UK. Still, the app-developer, Lee Moorton, is looking forward to receiving your feedback on his product.


Special issue on RJ in the 'Social Work Review'

  The next issue of the 'Social Work Review', an international journal published by the University of Bucharest (Romania), will be dedicated to restorative justice. This special issue welcomes articles exploring the applicability of RJ in different fields such as  criminal justice, juvenile justice, social welfare, child protection, education and healthcare. The deadline for submission is 1 September 2015. Click here for more info.
Conference on positive criminology and positive victimology (Israel)

The first international conference on positive criminology and positive victimology will take place on 12-13 January 2016 in Bar-Ilan University (Israel). Among other themes, innovative views on RJ will be discussed. Find here the flyer and call for abstracts, due by 1 September 2015.

Video of a 'real' RJ conference

The Restorative Engagement Forum (REF) provides original workshops using restorative approaches, theatre and games to solve conflicts. In this website, you can find a video of a RJ conference using a method known as 'verbatim theatre': actors wear earplugs and repeat the words of the participants in a real RJ meeting. The video can be used as a tool for training on RJ.

Moment of inspiration

StoryCorps is the largest collection of human voices ever recorded. Stories are ordered according to different themes, such as 'struggle'. 'identity', 'wisdom'. 
Among others, you can hear
Oshea & Mary's story: Oshea killed Mary's son in 1993 and here they remember how their lives changed since they met. 
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