Survey on Restorative Practices

The EFRJ is currently collaborating on the research project ‘More Humane Approaches to Addressing the Harm of Criminal Behaviour‘ supported by Porticus and managed by a core team of three researchers, including our chair Tim Chapman, vice-chair Annemieke Wolthuis and member Anneke van Hoek.

The project entails undertaking research into RJ, which is one example of a more humane approach to dealing with criminal behaviour. The definition of RJ used in this research is not restricted to RJ practices within the criminal justice system, but includes proactive or preventive approaches to criminal behaviour in families, schools and communities: ‘Restorative Justice is an inclusive approach of addressing harm or the risk of harm through engaging all those affected in coming to a common understanding and agreement on how the harm or wrongdoing can be repaired, relationships maintained and justice achieved.’


We are kindly asking for the support of our RJ community to complete this survey. This will take you about 30 minutes. Please disseminate this survey within your own RJ network. If you prefer to use the paper version to complete this survey, please DOWNLOAD THE .WORD DOCUMENT HERE (or the .pdf), respond to the questionnaire and send it back to us by email at [email protected].

The results of this survey will be used in the Porticus research as well as by the EFRJ to map needs of the RJ field in Europe. The deadline for completing this survey is 31 March 2017. 7 April (new deadline!).

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]) or the core research team ([email protected]).

Thank you in advance for your support.

The EFRJ team
also on behalf of the Porticus core research team