SynRJ are the first official partners of IIRP Europe and offer a wide range of bespoke programmes, training events, consultancy and services across the UK & Ireland. The SynRJ team has a long and distinguished track record in restorative justice and practices, education, residential care, personal and community safety, policing, crime reduction and criminal justice.
Ligand (Belgium) began in 1975 with Oranjehuis, a residential group home for young people in trouble with the law who were referred by the court. Over the years, the focus at Oranjehuis shifted from reactive to proactive and preventive strategies, including restorative circles to build relationships. They now work in a broader context with families. Originally, young people lived in the group home fulltime. To incorporate more family engagement, youth now live at Oranjehuis two to three days a week and at home for the rest of the week.
Eigen Kracht Centrale has conducted over 10,000 Family Group Conferences (FGCs) throughout the Netherlands. FGC is a decision-making process, developed in New Zealand, based on participation and mutual self-reliance of citizens, where citizens remain in charge of their own lives, especially when dealing with organisations and government bodies.
The European Forum for Restorative Justice focuses on the application of restorative justice to criminal matters and other areas, including family, school and community. The Forum holds a bi-annual conference; IIRP Europe organizes a bi-annual conference on an alternating basis in intervening years.