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Conferencing for Juvenile Delinquents at the Level of the Youth Court

Vanfraechem, Inge
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) In Restorative Justice and its Relation to the Criminal Justice System: Papers from the second conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, Oostende, Belgium, 10-12 October. Pp. 41-52. Downloaded 23 February 2005.

In November 2000, an action research started on the implementation of Family Group
Conferences in Flanders, Belgium for which the first referral was made in January 2001. The
idea is to set up conferencing, based on the New Zealand model and evaluate whether or not
this model is applicable in Belgium and if so for whom. In this paper we will describe the set
up of the program, as well as different issues with regard to working at the level of the youth
court: what criteria are used, how are cases referred, what kind of outcomes are presented and
how do judges follow up the project. (excerpt)


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