IFJR is pleased to invite you to its first international conference on the following topic:

Restorative justice in action(s)

French practices and innovations

An international comparative perspective

The conference will be held on January 18th and 19th, 2017 at UNESCO in Paris.

Restorative justice was added to the French Code de procédure pénale (criminal procedure code) by the law of August 15th, 2014.  It is now possible for any person who is the victim or the offender to be proposed a restorative justice measure at all stages of a criminal proceeding.

During the past three years, the French Institute for Restorative Justice (IFJR) assisted the implementation and evaluation of experimental programs realised by professionals in the fields of justice, probation and penitentiary services, juvenile justice and victims support services, in France.

Given the success of these programs, confirmed by results evaluated internationally, – primarily the appeasement of participants, a better recognition for victims and accountably of the offenders, a decrease in the recidivism rate, a newfound feeling of security for the various communities concerned – this practice is currently spreading throughout the country. The goal of this conference is to collect and learn from all these programs, to present the most effective practices and to discover a French approach to restorative justice, thanks also to the shared experience of international professionals.

This first conference held in France is organized by the IFJR in partnership with the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ –, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (OIJJ – and INAVEM (the French federation of victims support services –, with funding provided by the Ministry of Justice (SG/SADJAV) and Fondation M6. It is designed for all professionals involved in deploying restorative justice in France and who wish to share best practices and lessons learned with all persons who are likely to implement such programs in the future and who need to learn about the subject, as well as for all international professionals who wish to discover how France has developed this practice over the course of the past two years. It is also designed for everyone who have an interest for restorative justice, and maybe would like to be involved in justice programs.

The conference will be held on January 18th and 19th, 2017 at UNESCO in Paris.


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