29 May 2012
The 7th biennial Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, "Connecting people - Linking Victims, Offenders and Community", will be held in Helsinki, Finland 14 – 16 June 2012.
The 3 themes of the conference are: Victims and restorative justice, Offenders and restorative justice, The Community and restorative justice.
The title of the conference – Connecting people – describes the potential of restorative justice to build bridges and repair conflicts between people. Victims and offenders are not the only ones affected by crime. Frequently members of the community are greatly disturbed by violence, abuse and other crimes, but they rarely get to voice those concerns. Linking all those affected by crime and letting them express concerns, needs and wishes is what the 7th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice is about.