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Conferencing for juveniles committing serious offences in Belgium

Vanfraechem, Inge
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. 4 (1): 6-7. Downloaded 11 September 2003.

In November 2000 a pilot project began in Flanders, Belgium, to offer conferencing for juvenile delinquents committing serious offenses. The project is funded by the Flemish government and evaluated by the Research Group on Juvenile Criminology at the Catholic University of Leuven. Functioning in five districts in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Hasselt, Leuven, and Tongeren), it has dealt with about 60 juveniles and led about 45 conferences. Inge Vanfraechem summarizes the operations and outcomes of this pilot program to date.


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