Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

The aim of my workshop is not to give an overview of the situation in Flanders. But I would like to take out a few of the themes that through the years often reoccurred in discussions within the steering committees. These committees are responsible for the local policy in restorative justice and consist of different judicial and welfare policymakers (a Prosecutor, a University professor, welfare workers, a police representative, a judge, the mediators … ). These themes are: How can the confidentiality of the mediation process be guaranteed?, How to select files for mediation?, Voluntariness of a mediation offer done by a Prosecutor?, What with a non-confessing offender?, Is the legal security guaranteed? (excerpt)