Values & Standards Working Group: Call for participants!!!

The EFRJ would like to invite 4 members to join its newly established ‘Values & Standards Working Group’. The aim of this Working Group is to define the values, which should determine the minimum requirements practices in the field of restorative justice.

As the EFRJ becomes more proactive in promoting public and government support for restorative justice in general and, more specifically, positive initiatives such as the EU Victims Directive, it is critically important that we can clearly define what we mean by restorative justice and which values support best practice in an increasing range of contexts.

The core team will be composed by 8 participants, including 2 Board members, 2 Staff members and 4 EFRJ members. If needed, the Working Group may invite experts outside the EFRJ membership for further consultation. The Working Group will:

  • commit to two 1 day face-to-face meetings (1 June and one in October 2017, respectively in Berlin and Leuven – expenses covered by the EFRJ)
  • commit to regular virtual meetings (Skype) and exchange of emails
  • work together on a paper on values and standards on RJ theories and practices
  • share this paper with the whole membership and implement eventual feedback
  • finalise the statement on RJ Values & Standards by the end of the 2017

This Working Group will contribute to recognise the needs of our RJ community, identify the values and minimum standards for providing quality RJ services in Europe, collect information on the efficiency and effectiveness of RJ, create a European register of RJ trainers and consultants, and finally co-organise the experts’ workshop in Leuven in November 2017.

The 4 EFRJ members will be selected based on their experience, profession, motivation to participate, and country representation. This is a voluntary position, but the EFRJ will cover the expenses to participate in the meetings in Berlin and Leuven (travel, food, accommodation).

APPLY NOW! The deadline for applications is 20 April 26 April.

Since the first meeting of this Working Group will take place in Berlin, followed by the EFRJ Annual General Meeting and Expert Seminar (1-2 June), all members are welcome to join this meeting, even though they will not be responsible for the completion of the work of the Working Group. If you want to attend this meeting, please contact the Secretariat for more details.