Restorative Justice

at post-sentencing level supporting and protecting victims

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Introduction to the Project Restorative Justice at Post-Sentencing Level; Supporting and Protecting Victims

By Jo Tein

Presentation of the partner consortium of the project: AGI Foundation (Spain), CEP - European Organisation for Probation, European Forum for Restorative Justice, Faculty of Law of the Croatia-University of Zagreb (Croatia), Generalitat de Catalunya, Justice Department, HEMPELS Streetpaper (Germany), Ispočetka (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Catholic University Leuven (Belgium), Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Germany), Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Rhineland-Palatine (Germany), Ministry of Justice, Culture Issues and European Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), North German Evangelical-Lutheran Church (Germany), Portuguese Association of Mediators (Portugal), Probation and Mediation Service (Czech Republic), Thames Valley Partnership (UK), Thames Valley Probation (UK), Victim Support (UK), Weisser Ring / Victim Support (Germany).

Lead Partner: Schleswig-Holstein Association for Social Responsibility in Criminal Justice, Victim- and Offender Treatment (Germany)

The following aspects of the project will be addressed:

  1. Background of the EU funding of the project: intentions of EU funding; EU funding streams.

  2. Project history and development of the project idea: introduction of the COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION (2001/220/JHA) of 15 March 2001 on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings; foundation of the partner consortium; results of a preceding Restorative Justice project; interaction with other EU funded Restorative Justice projects.

  3. Design of the project “Restorative Justice at Post Sentencing level; Supporting and Protecting Victims”: Introduction of the DIRECTIVE 2012/29/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2012: establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing the Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA; overall and specific objectives of the project, project activities, expected results.

  4. Desirable effects in the partner countries, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as an example: Effects of international cooperation on regional systems and practice of crime prevention.


Jo Tein studied social work and theology. He has long-time experience as a commercial and social entrepreneur as well as in practical social work. Since 2004 he has been the managing director of the Schleswig-Holstein Association for Social Responsibility in Criminal Justice; Victim and Offender Treatment and of the Schleswig-Holstein Foundation for Offender Treatment. Besides his work for the legal system in Schleswig-Holstein he develops and advises national and international projects and organizations in the field of social integration of the poor and excluded. For his innovative approaches in social work with homeless, addicted and delinquent people he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010.



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.