As RJ4All Europe, we embarked on a quest to enhance our understanding and contribute to the ongoing discourse surrounding disengagement, deradicalisation, and rehabilitation efforts.

Introduction Embarking on a journey of professional development in the picturesque Italian Province of Varese, at the Villadosia Municipality of Casale Litta, we had the unique opportunity to delve into the world of “Restorative Justice for Restorative Communities” (RJRC). Facilitated by the coordinator, 4Exodus Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, this initiative brought together 10 participants from 5…

On the 2nd of November, I found myself in Helsinki, representing Restorative Justice for All Europe at a training event that promised to shed light on the ever-evolving digital landscape and the critical digital skills required for practitioners in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE). The event, organised by the Radicalisation Awareness Network, proved to…

Restorative Justice was, is and will remain quite a controversial area, with opponents and proponents articulating their evidence and findings on its practices and outcomes. I believe that no matter where you stand, there will be moments when you doubt your own beliefs. Especially for restorative justice proponents, like myself, this doubt is inherent in…

It is with shock and great sadness that we observe a second war in our region that is costing thousands of innocent lives. At the RJ4All International Institute, we denounce the willful killing of innocent men, women and children in Israel, and we are devasted by the bombing of Gaza and cutting off water and electricity…

No matter what we believe or envision about the way harmed people are treated after a crime occurs, the reality of victims’ rights is still far away from full implementation. We cannot disregard the remarkable progress in Europe through numerous initiatives and relevant EU acts which are either mainstreaming victims’ rights or trying to protect…

The reminder I was thrilled when our Centre Manager, Anna Fosse-Galtier, told me that we will be using restorative justice circles at our RJ4All Rotherhithe Community Centre for our service users. My team, and especially Carmen Costa were excited to implement this practice following a recent training they received from our restorative justice practitioner Janine…

Homelessness and its complexities The social phenomenon of homelessness is a complex one to address since it relates to many different fields and requires a wholistic response across health, housing, and social services. Individuals who are experiencing homelessness have been failed by society and its institutions, since they have fallen through the cracks of a…

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