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Beyond the offender: Group counselling for victims of crime.

Muylkens, Leen
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Newsletter of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. 9(2): 3-4.

The project ‘Slachtoffer in Beeld’ (Victim in Focus) has been working with offenders for the last twelve years. Like most initiatives which follow the idea of restorative justice, the focus is often unilaterally on offenders. To restorative the balance, ‘Slachtoffer in Beeld’ in cooperation with the restorative justice consultants in prisons, who work for Federal Department of Justice, came up with the idea to create a place where they [victims] can think about crime, the offender and how to cope with all this. (Excerpt)


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