i-RESTORE 2.0: Accessible Quality Restorative Justice processes for children in contact with the law in Europe

The project makes sure that restorative justice is generally available for all children, victims or offenders.


i-RESTORE 2.0 project builds on the i-RESTORE project (2019-2021), which focused on promoting the use of restorative justice in cases involving child victims of crime and strengthening the capacities of justice professionals. Based on the results of that project, i-RESTORE 2.0 was drafted to go a step further and create accessible quality restorative justice processes for children in contact with the law.


The project aims at:

  • Building the capacities of national practitioners to address issues related to the rights of child victims and children suspected and/or accused of crime when involved in restorative justice processes
  • Increasing knowledge and exchange of learning among EU justice actors about access of child victims and children suspected and/or accused to high quality restorative justice processes
  • Empowering child victims and children suspected and/or accused of crime to be agents to play a meaningful role when involved in restorative justice processes
  • Raising awareness among multidisciplinary actors and the community about accessibility and its obstacles, to high quality restorative justice processes for child victims and children suspected and/or accused of crime

Target groups: child victims and children suspected and/or accused of crime, practitioners, policy makers, families, communities 

Expected results 

  • Improved capacities of children involved in criminal proceedings to understand the benefits of restorative justice and their rights
  • Improved access to restorative justice services for children and young people targeted in the project
  • Children are empowered to express their views about restorative justice
  • Increased awareness of families/communities/practitioners/policy makers on restorative justice benefits
  • Increased number of practitioners who can provide child-friendly restorative justice services

Beneficiary countries: Romania, Greece, Estonia and the Netherlands

Project duration: October 2022 – September 2024

The project is implemented by a strong team of 7 high level expert organisations:  Terre des hommes Romania, Terre des hommes Regional Hub in Hungary, Terre des hommes Hellas, European Forum for Restorative Justice (Belgium), Restorative Justice Netherlands, HALT (Netherlands), and Social Insurance Board (Estonia).


i-RESTORE 2.0 project is co-funded by the European Union.


European Union

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