Source: (2010) In, Melinda Gyokos and Krisztina Lanyi, eds., European best practices of restorative justice in criminal Procedure. Budapest: Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement, Republic of Hungary.

The implementation of restorative justice practices in Romania followed, in general lines, the directions that we find in most EU member states. This situation is not random; the harmonization with the communitarian acquis was an integral part of the negotiation process for the country's accession to the EU. In the context of this process, the regulation of alternative strategies was an obligation that Romania assumed within the justice system reform and within the implementation of the EU standards of Justice, Freedom and Security (the third communitarian axis). (exerpt)