Three-year research project on mediation and restorative justice in prison settings
Jul 14, 2009
from the flyer announcing the project:
The Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings Project is a three year international exchange project funded by the European Commission, between the counties of Germany, Hungary and the UK.
The project will identify, exchange and develop best practice for the use of restorative justice (“RJ”) with the most serious crimes, particularly those against persons and property attracting a custodial sentence. Research suggests that RJ can have the biggest impact on the lives of victims and offenders where such serious crimes have been committed.
The project partners will be involved in a number of activities, including: carrying out original research to gain a deeper insight into the attitudes of victims, juveniles, adult inmates, correctional staff, policy makers, legislators and other key stakeholders towards RJ; exchanging knowledge of various post-sentencing RJ practices in each of the three countries to encourage learning between the regions.
The project will be delivered by the followingorganisations:
FORESEE RESEARCH GROUP - PROJECT LEADER
(HUNGARY)— a recently formed interdisciplinary think tank with a focus on; developments of alternatives in the criminal justice system; crime prevention etc…
(UK)—a youth-led social policy think that empowers young people to have a voice and influence policy and practice that affects them.
(HUNGARY) - Research institute supervised by the Attorney General of the Republic of Hungary.
INNOKUT NONPROFIT RESEARCHING AND SERVICING
EUROPEAN FORUM FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE — The aim of the forum is to help establish victim offender mediation and other restorative justice practices throughout Europe.