Source: (2001) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice 2 (May): 5. Downloaded 3 August 2004.In this article Jolien Willemsens reports on the launching of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. At meetings in Leuven, Belgium, on December 8 and 9, 2000, several dozen people from more than a dozen European countries participated in the launch of the Forum. Their work involved drafting a constitution for the Forum, stipulating requirements for joining the Forum and signing the constitution, holding the first general meeting of the Forum, and developing business structures and program committees for the Forum. Twelve representatives from various organizations and thirty two individuals signed as original members of the Forum.