Restorative Justice

at post-sentencing level supporting and protecting victims

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Pilot Projects with Scientific Evaluation in Schleswig-Holstein

By Ricarda Lummer

The specific approach taken to implement the pilot projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, will be outlined. These projects will be made up of three major restorative procedures, namely the application of victim groups, victim-empathy-training for offenders and mediation. A number of actions have been undertaken already since the start of the project in January 2014, thus, preliminary conclusions can be drawn based on these experiences. Furthermore a short outlook of what will be carried out in the near future will be given.

Ricarda Lummer studied Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, and at K.U. Leuven in Belgium (M.A.). She is currently working as a research assistant at Kiel University of Applied Sciences on the European project `Restorative Justice at post-sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims´. This is the follow-up project after `Improving Knowledge and Practice of Restorative Justice´ which was concluded in autumn 2012. She is also working as a part time mediator in criminal matters in Flensburg.


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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.