EFRJ Newsflash
March 2018 (I)

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Job vacancy: Admin Officer @ the EFRJ
The EFRJ is recruiting a part-time (50-60%) Administrative Officer whose main role will be office management, organisation of internal meetings and EFRJ events, assistance with grant applications and grant management. Apply before 20 March and join the EFRJ team in Leuven!
EFRJ Membership updates
The EFRJ team is happy to welcome these new organisational members who recently joined our community:

Their membership will be formally approved at the next Annual General Meeting (Tirana 13 June). Other members should renew their membership 2018 following this link: we are looking forward to meeting you all in Tirana!

EFRJ Summer School 2019
Members of the EFRJ are invited to apply to host our Summer School 2019! Last year we organised a really successful School with CESGREM, the study centre on RJ and mediation at University of Insubria (Como, Italy). The deadline for sending your expression of interest is 1 April 2018.
EFRJ events: spread the voice and join us!

>> 20 April, Leuvenseminar on restorative justice in cases of road traffic offences: free but limited seats available! On 19 April evening we will start the discussion on this topic with a film screening
>> 12-13 June, Tiranacourse on restorative justice in serious crime: almost fully booked, only one seat left!
>> 14-16 June, Tirana10th conference of the EFRJ on restorative justice in criminal justice, juvenile justice and as a social movement: registrations are opened
>> 3-6 July, Barcelonacriminal justice summer course on radicalisation & violent extremist offenders: registrations are opened and limited seats are available
News from Polish mediation centre
The Centre for Mediation in Poznań (Wielkopolska Region, Poland) is looking for partners in order to build a long-term cooperation within the area of mediation, advice and training. The Centre would like to start a partnership with organisations working on schools and peer mediation or judicial mediation. For more info contact Agnieszka Wieczorek.

International Journal for Restorative Justice
The NEW International Journal for Restorative Justice will be published in March! EFRJ members can benefit of a 10% reduction on the price of this Journal: more info will be shared soon on the EFRJ website.
EU call for proposals

New calls for proposals have been recently opened under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme: several themes can be of interest for our RJ field! The EFRJ always welcomes requests for partnership and is happy to assist EFRJ members in finding potential partners interested in the same topic!
SynRJ training of trainers
SynRJ is organising a 4-Day Training of Trainers on Restorative Practices & Conferencing (Manchester, UK 1-4 May). The objective of this course is to prepare selected experienced restorative practitioners to train others in facilitating restorative conferences and related practices.  

Europris workshop on family relations
A Family Relations Workshop is organised by Europris, member with us in the Criminal Justice Platform Europe (Vienna, 11-12 April 2018). The expert group will discuss different topics for further improving the lives of partners, children and siblings who have a family member in prison. Registrations close on 2 April.

Moment of inspiration

Carys Cragg was 11 when her father was murdered in his own home by an intruder. Twenty years later, she decided to contact the murderer in prison. They corresponded for a period of two years before they met face-to-face. The book ‘Dead Reckoning’ (Sept 2017) tells about this journey. This link includes a radio interview with Carys.