EFRJ Newsflash
November 2015
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RJ WEEK 2015

  Only few weeks are left before the beginning of the RJ WEEK 2015 (15-22 November). The EFRJ is organising a series of events in Leuven, such as a theatre play, a book presentation, a film screening on RJ, to celebrate the RJ WEEK 2015 but also the 15th anniversary of the EFRJ! Make sure you register here if you want to join us! You can also check in this 'calendar of events' if some activities are going on in your country during this week: if not, feel free to organise something and let us know!
RJ in intercultural settings: ALTERNATIVE conference

The final conference of the ALTERNATIVE project on RJ in intercultural settings will take place on 16-18 November 2015 in Leuven (Belgium). The conference is titled: Justice and Security in Intercultural Settings: Exploring Alternatives. Among other speakers, we will welcome the Federal Minister of Justice in Belgium, Koen Geens.
RJ WEEK 2015: Trainings in Bilbao
During the RJ WEEK 2015, four participants of the EFRJ Summer School 2015 are organising two trainings in Bilbao to disseminate what they have learned about the Victims Directive and RJ! And you, what are you doing to celebrate the RJ WEEK 2015? Don't forget to inform us and your event will be given visibility on the EFRJ website and social media!
European RJ Award 2016
In occasion of its 10th anniversary, the EFRJ launched the 'European Restorative Justice Award' to recognise significant contributions from individuals, groups or organisations working in the field of RJ. If you are a member of the EFRJ, you are invited to submit your proposal by 15 November: the Board will then nominate and give the prize to the award holder during the next EFRJ conference (Leiden, 22-24 June 2016). More info here.
Restorative Justice: An International Journal

The new issue of 'Restorative Justice: An international Journal' is out online! For the table of contents of issue 3(2), click here! This journal publishes innovative articles and book reviews about RJ written by leading scholars in the field. Readers are professionals or lay-people working or interested in the field of RJ. 
Members of the EFRJ benefit of a reduced rate of this international RJ journal: find here more information about becoming a EFRJ member, or renewing your EFRJ membership!

Films and documentaries on RJ
  The Dutch TV broadcasted a new film on RJ: 'If I see you I greet you' (original title: 'Als ik je zie dan groet ik je'), produced by Julia Roeselers and Viewpoint Productions (2015). This documentary gives voice to a victim of robbery in a cafe and it reconstructs the way the case was handled, the victim’s own actions and her request for restoration. 
Films on RJ are listed 
here on the EFRJ website: let us know if you want to add films on this list!
RJ, minorities and the police: the COREPOL project

An article on COREPOL project has been published on the 'Horizon 2020' website. COREPOL is a EU-funded research project that looked into the power of RJ to foster constructive attitudes and defuse conflicts between minorities and the police. 

RJ and Domestic Violence: Final Seminar in Brussels

The EU-funded project 'Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence: Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs' coordinated by the Verwey Jonker Instituut (The Netherlands) will have its final seminar in Brussels on 26 January 2016. Find here more information about the project and the seminar. Registration is free of charge, but limited places are foreseen. 

IIRP Conferences 2016
Save the dates for next year's conferences organised by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP):
  • 20th World Conference: 6-8 June 2016, San José, Costa Rica
  • 21st World Conference: 24-26 October 2016, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Inter-regional seminar in Istanbul

The EFRJ, the Asia Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice and Istanbul Bilgi University have taken the initiative to organise an inter-regional seminar in Istanbul (5-7 September 2016) to share ideas on the developments of RJ. They aim at bringing together a group of about 50 persons: applications are still open til 31 December. Find here more info. 

Job vacancy: Lecturer in RJ 

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) is inviting applications for a 2-year lectureship in RJ practice starting in first semester 2016. The closing date for applying is 25 November. Please see the attachment for further details. 

Moment of inspiration I


The Restorative Forum shares the latest videos on restorative ideas and practices on this Restorative Forum YouTube channel. Most videos are short interviews with RJ practitioners, researchers or other interested people in RJ practices, but you can also find videos on RJ meetings which can be useful for raising awareness or providing professional training. Enjoy!

Moment of Inspiration II
  The second podcast of 'Restorative Conversations' is available online. It is an interview with the RJ coordinator of Darlington (UK) and one of his volunteer facilitators, who is also a barrister. Darlington have a very well embedded scheme whereby cases are referred from the police and from elsewhere to the RJ Hub, which recruits and trains volunteers to co-facilitate cases. 
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