LEUVEN, BELGIUM, 22 September 2010
Dear friends of the European Forum for Restorative Justice,
We would like to draw your attention to 2 matters in which your participation is highly needed:
The deadline for the Forum's online petition has been postponed to 15 October 2010. For those of you who are not informed yet: this online petition is addressed to the European Commission and European Parliament, and asks for:
- Legislative and other initiatives to support a broader implementation of restorative justice in the Member States
- The necessary resources for the European Forum to continue working on the development of restorative justice
If you didn't sign this petition yet, please do so as soon as possible. It would also be appreciated if you send the link to all your contact persons with a request to sign in order to reach as many people as possible.
You can find the petition on the following link: http://www.petitiononline.com/EFRJ/petition.html
Public consultation by the European Commission on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and violence
The European Commission has launched a full public consultation on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and violence. It gives interested parties an opportunity to express their views on how the EU should act to assist victims of crime and violence. Please fill out this public consultation, it will make a difference!
As this is an open consultation, we would like to encourage you to pass this on to anyone you feel would be interested in participating. The deadline is 30 September 2010.
The consultation can be found at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/news/consulting_public/news_consulting_0053_en.htm
If you have any questions concerning the petition or public consultation, don't hesitate to contact us.
Thanks for your efforts!
The Secretariat of the European Forum
European Forum for Restorative Justice
3000 Leuven - Belgium
Tel.: 0032 16 32 54 29 0032 16 32 54 29
Fax: 0032 16 32 54 74