Restorative Justice

at post-sentencing level supporting and protecting victims

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Project manual and book with the results of the projects are available for free download.


Conference 27/28.08.2014 Restorative Justice at post sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims at University of Applied Sciences (FH Kiel)

Conference 27/28.11.2014 Restorative Justice "Restoring the Balance" in Oxford

Hempels August 2013:



The first project conference took place on 18/19 June 2013 in Barcelona. Presentations and videos (Spanish) are available.


Evangelische Zeitung am 17.3.2013:




`Schleswiger Häftlinge testen für die EU´ - shz Artikel



Pilot Projects have started in Schleswig-Holstein.

Pilot Project Team in Youth Prison Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

Pilot Project Team in Juvenile Offender Institution Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Marlies Heckt, Silvia Müller, Gudrun Van Afferden, Nikole Witthans, Ricarda Lummer, Mario Nahrwold, Otmar Hagemann


The 1. Project Conference will take place on 18/19 June 2013 in Barcelona. More information will be provided soon!


New pan-European Restorative Justice project:

Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims & Empowering Professionals



New York Times Article: `Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?´


The second EU-Project `Restorative Justice at post-sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims´ has started on 1. January 2013. For more information on the content go to RJ (2013 - 2014)!


The 6th Edition of the German Standards for Victim-Offender-Mediation are now available in ENGLISH at


The presentation by Kristel Buntinx held at the 14th TOA Forum in Münster (9.-11. Mai 2012) on `Täter-Opfer-Ausgleich bei Tötungsdelikten´is now available online (English).




The first EU-Project `Improving Knowledge and Practice of Restorative Justice´ has been finished in Autumn 2012. Please find publications and the final reports here.


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With the financial support from the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibilty of "Schleswig-Holsteinischer Verband für soziale Strafrechtpflege; Straffälligen- und Opferhilfe e.V" and can in no way be taken to refect the views of the European Commission.