Source: (2008) Report of the fifth conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, Building restorative justice in Europe: cooperation between the public, policy makers, practitioners and researchers, Verona.

This workshop described how RJ practice, organising, training, research and writing can all link together to build RJ – indeed it is essential that they do. The workshop draws on the presenter’s experience in these areas, with examples of ways in which each element can contribute positively; and also some stories of failure and lessons learned. There is reference to ways in which research can be used (and misused); ways of influencing policy makers; ways of engaging the public; working with the media; using different kinds of writing. (excerpt)