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Slow motion: restorative justice developments for juveniles in the Netherlands.

Wolthuis, Annemieke
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Newsletter of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. 9(3):6-8.

Though there are some promising restorative justice (RJ)
developments for juveniles in the Netherlands, the pace is
rather slow and the impact limited, especially in comparison
with countries like Belgium and Germany, but also from a
global perspective. The EU Framework Decision and project
evaluations led to a decision in 2007 to offer victim-offender
mediation (VOM) to all victims of a criminal offence, but
many other RJ initiatives have ceased or need to obtain financial
support. The government is relucant to make longer term
decisions on the continuation of, for example, the successful
experiments in youth custodial institutions (YCIs). (excerpt)


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