Also the Czech Republic is celebrating the international RJ Week 2019! In November, the Czech Probation and Mediation Service, organisational member of the EFRJ, organizes almost 30 event on RJ themes.
There will be mini-conferences, debates, lectures and other interesting events in different parts of the Czech Republic. The aim of the RJ Week is to promote and increase awareness of restorative justice among the public. “In a restorative justice concept we understand crime as a social conflict which causes harm to people, relationships, and the community. The objectives of restorative justice are to support victims, encourage them to express their needs, enable them to participate in the resolution process. Everyone affected by a particular incident is enabled to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. Offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and its consequences, confront themselves with the personal impact of their crime.”