Restorative Justice

at post-sentencing level supporting and protecting victims

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Portuguese experience: Implementing victim-offender mediation in two prisons

By Bruno Caldeira

The aim of this presentation is to give the point of our project of implementing victim-offender mediation in two prisons in Portugal. We will use that to launch some reflections based on the organizational, practical and theoretical difficulties that arise from doing something new on a very stiff and complicated system.

Bruno Caldeira is a psychologist; practitioner and trainer in Family, civil and Penal mediation; Chair of Associação de Mediadores de Conflitos in Portugal and Board member of the European Forum for Restorative Justice




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.