Source: (2001) Paper presented at "Positioning Restorative Justice-Fifth International Conference Organized by the International network for Research on Restorative Justice for Juveniles, Leuven 16-19 September 2001.

Biermans and d'Hoop explore in this paper the development of a restorative approach in the Belgian prison system. The beginnings can be found in the early and mid 1990s in work done in certain Belgian universities, in policy initiatives by the Ministry of Justice, and in reactions to a particular set of notorious crimes against young people in Belgium. On this basis the authors review the policy framework for restorative justice in prisons, the mission and tasks of the project, and the work of consultants in assisting the restorative justice in prisons program.

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