Project information

Restorative Justice In Europe

RJE is a transnational 2 year project, which will facilitate the implementation of the EC Directives on Minimum Standards of Victims. The general objective is to produce scientific and practical results that will be directly used by decision makers, policy makers and practitioners .

December 2012 - December 2014

Charity information: The IARS International Institute

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  • Need

    Need

    RJE will create an evidence base that will be used to develop, implement protocols and guidelines for providing RJ in the interest of the victim and the offender with the aim of improving victims' safeguards in RJ services, and the consistent implementation of minimum standards throughout Europe.

    Solution

    The aim of the project is to minimize the risks of secondary and repeat victimization when interacting with victims. Secondly, empowering the victim to understand the safeguards stated in the Directive.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    develop, pilot and implement protocols and guidelines for providing RJ in the interest of the victim

    Activities

    » Develop and create guidelines

    The level of success will be demonstrated by its usage


    Aim 2

    develop, pilot and implement training materials and programmes for professionals

    Activities

    » Implement training materials

    The level of success will be demonstrated by its usage


    Aim 3

    develop, pilot and implement best practice guidance enhancing multi-agency, cooperation

    Activities

    » Implement best practice among RJ/ victim services and national agencies

    The level of success will be demonstrated by its usage


  • Impact

    Impact

    Is to help safeguard and empower victims in line with the Directive

    Risk

    Maybe the under usage of the Directive. We have helped in the promotion of the Directive and that is why we have taken the European approach.

    Reporting

    Through newsletters, blogs and project updates

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £363,937

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      Amount Heading Description
      £122,863 Workstream 0 Management and Coordination of the Project
      £43,780 Workstream 1 Review & Theoretical Development
      £64,051 Workstream 2 Action Research & New Evidence
      £24,600 Workstream 3 Production
      £59,196 Workstream 4 Pilot & Implementation
      £49,447 Workstream 5 Dissemination, Policy Development & Awareness Raising

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    European Commission £291,150 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be delivered in 5 different locations namely Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, Greece and UK

    Beneficiaries

    The project will benefit victims, practitioners, prison and probation staff, police, prosecutors as well as the offenders

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) is a well-recognised, international think-tank known for its bottom-up methods of citizen participation, as well as its strong and independent evidence-base approach to social problem solving.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Dr Theo Gavrielides

    Project supervisor in UK

    University Of Applied Sciences For Public Administration Bremen

    German Partner

    European Public Law Organisation

    Greek Partner

    Restorative Justice Netherlands

    Netherlands Partner