Source: (2000) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice 1 (June): 1. Downloaded 3 August 2004.With this editorial, Jolien Willemsens introduces the first issue of the newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. The Forum owes its beginnings to a small group of people with a strong commitment to mediation and restorative justice, as well as to an initial grant from the European Commission. As Willemsens states, with this newsletter the Forum seeks to promote at least two of its primary goals – namely, to facilitate the international exchange of information and mutual assistance with respect to mediation and restorative justice. In addition to the announcement and description of the newsletter, Willemsens updates the reader on several key activities in which the Forum is engaged.