Restorative justice in cases of domestic violence

Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs

The Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence-project aims at filling research gaps and getting together existing knowledge on using restorative justice in cases of domestic violence or rather – more precise – intimate partner violence. The main question is: how can restorative justice practices like victim-offender mediation or conferencing be of use in these specific cases of intimate partner violence. Furthermore it aims at exchanging risk points and best practice among practitioners and creating a network of practitioners to increase mutual understanding between different judicial systems and restorative justice practices in the member states. Partners in this project are from Austria, Denmark, Greece, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK. 

The project is funded by the European Commission and co-funded by the women's section of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Project Leader

Birgitt Haller, Institut für Konfliktforschung


  • Restorative Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Intimate Partner Violence

Project Members

Veronika Hofinger

Scientific Management

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