justice damaged. Let’s reverse the pattern!

On February twenty fourth, the ASBL Arpège-Prélude celebrated its 25 years of expertise with restorative judicial measures, generally known as “alternate options”. The chance to stimulate reflection on the way forward for legal justice with their companions, professionals and litigants. This is what comes out of it.

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HASWhereas incarceration is a particularly costly “remedy” (roughly €50,000 per 12 months per prisoner),

Whereas the chance of recidivism after incarceration is round 60%,

Acknowledging that detention has dangerous results not solely on the detainee but in addition on these round him, notably these most in danger comparable to youngsters,

Whereas community-enforced and expert-supervised penalties, comparable to B. have confirmed their value, effectivity and effectiveness,

For the reason that structural and rising scarcity of sources harms the train of the judiciary and thus prevents it from implementing the rights and duties of all and contributing to social peace,

That there was subsequently an pressing want to maneuver out of the punitive logic and reverse the stability: inserting restorative justice because the central paradigm and jail as a final resort, offering a forward-looking judicial response that offers a spot to all events: writer, sufferer, and society.

A undertaking to implement

for these causes,

We name on the accountable ministers and our representatives:

– Reallocate budgetary sources: scale back the variety of prisons and reallocate the price range of jail amenities to justice and justice restoration tasks.

– Present a social response that depends on prevention reasonably than punishment, that’s based mostly on empowerment reasonably than blame. Let’s transfer from “punishment” to “sanction”. In response to a legal act, we choose a sanction that’s oriented in direction of the social bond and makes use of this as a lever for reflection. It’s meant to suggest a confrontation of man together with his actions to be able to put together for the longer term, reasonably than jail distancing and the person’s devotion to himself.

– Give so-called substitute measures the standing of an unbiased penalty within the penal code in order that they’re acknowledged as unbiased penal measures. As an alternative of specializing in the “dangers,” let’s empower the judiciary to supply solutions that encourage injury restore and enhance the “alternatives” for the longer term.

– Promote the applying of those unbiased sanctions. Allow us to oblige the judges to justify resorting to imprisonment as an alternative of some other measure. Or allow us to institutionalize the potential for resorting to “restorative mediation” (Regulation of June 22, 2005) at any stage of the method as an actual constructive proper.

– Enhancing the training and coaching of judges by requiring them to coach in unbiased judgments and by giving them extra alternatives to immerse themselves within the actuality of the sector of sentence enforcement and the expertise of litigants to provide them a extra concrete alternative to provide imaginative and prescient of the choices they make.

At college degree, additional promote bridges between disciplines in authorized training, notably between legislation and criminology training, in order to ask a broader view of the world.

– Fostering a community dynamic between judges and the varied companies, comparable to companions, by shifting away from a logic of delegation and working towards a typical methodology centered on accountability, sources and the context of the litigant.

Assist the networking of the completely different actors within the judiciary by organizing areas for change and encounters, in addition to figuring out frequent coaching locations – and instances – for all actors to fulfill and construct their cooperation.

– Making certain a quicker legal justice response, respecting authorized ensures, bearing in mind the present context of the completely different events concerned: perpetrators and victims. How can a 5-year jail sentence after violent theft make sense if the writer has labored for 3 years indefinitely, is married and has youngsters? Everybody loses: the perpetrator and people round him, after all, but in addition the sufferer, since such a call jeopardizes his possibilities of ultimate compensation.

– Creation of an internet software accessible to all actors within the legal justice system, centralizing and simplifying entry to info.

– Give again this activity to the Homes of Justice as an interface between the judicial actors, the companions of the judicial system and the litigants to be able to facilitate a worldwide and coherent therapy of the litigants’ conditions.

It’s important to reverse the stability

Mr Van Quickenborne, Mrs Glatigny, girls and gents, give our society a contemporary, forward-looking justice worthy of fulfilling its missions of social appeasement and the safety of rights and freedoms, a justice that dares counting on the chances they get from crime greater than legal information and threat of recidivism.

Justice is a matter for EVERYONE and never only for the judicial actors and litigants. So let’s reverse the stability and guess on the longer term!



*Signer: Joëlle Legrève, criminologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Sandra della Faille, criminologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Isabelle Regniers, coordinator, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Cédric Collin, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Mona Cnockaert, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Arnaud Lefèbvre, lawyer and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Joyce Allata, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Estelle Ruijs, criminologist; Camille Pire, criminologist Arpège-Prelude; Christophe De Muylder, lawyer and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Emilie De Coninck, secretary asbl Arpège-Prélude; Fabien Sénéchal, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Jérémy Kaye, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Pascale Marissisaux, psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Fabienne Hermsen, secretary asbl Arpège-Prélude; Lola Stockman’s coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Clara Beguin psychologist and coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Iannis Anghern, coach asbl Arpège-Prélude; Denis Van Doosselaere, President and founding father of asbl Arpège-Prélude; Juliette Navarro, director asbl Arpège-Prélude; Anne Lemonne, undertaking supervisor and INCC and ULB lecturer; Damien Vandermeersch, Justice of the Peace and Professor at UC Louvain; Florence Renders, graduate scholar at UC Louvain; Philippe Andenne, AMARGI coach; Claudio Murru, psychosocial employee Le Radian; Joanne Cescotto, Director of SARE Arpège – Youth Companies; Cécile Kowal, psychologist and medical director asbl PRAXIS; Camille Dazu, Assistant Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency at ULiege; Martin Bouhon, director of La Touline, assist service for litigants in Walloon Brabant; Julie Van Neijverseel, Director ORS – Espace Libre; Cecile Dethier, asj lux director; Karine Jacobs, Co-Director of SARE Le Radian; Fouad Lahssaini, Psychologist, Coach, Former Federal MP, Coach; Brigitte Legrève, Coach for Sense Coach; Danièle Lecureuil, self-employed coach coach; Thierry Marchandise, choose emeritus and former prosecutor SPF Justice; Daisy Bevernaegie, Deputy Director of the Mons-Tournai Ministry of Justice; Thierry Bayet, lawyer and member of the Nivelles parole board; Iseult Lorent, Psychologist, educated at Triangle UPPL – TRIANGLE; Isabelle Moreau, Director of the PMS Middle; Francis Mulder, President ASBL CPMS TRAVERSIERS; Géraldine Bellemans, CFWB attaché; Frédéric Launoy, Director ASBL PEP’S; Hannelore Malempre, criminologist asbl Pep’s; Elsa Conceicao, social employee and mediator Asbl Pep’s; Claude Vincent, Co-Director Le Radian ASBL; Mathias Bonesire, social employee ASBL PEP’S; Antonio Buonatesta, Advisor to the MEDIANTE Board, Middle for Restorative Justice; Inès Deladrier, Mediante-Mediator; Laurent Mélotte, engineer – wine service provider – guide SRL TGW-VIODYSSEE; Martin Firket, comic 2050 Sea View; Frédérique Hostier, Vice-President of the French-speaking Courtroom of First Occasion in Brussels, Juvenile Decide, President of the Union of French-speaking Juvenile Judges of the French-speaking Courtroom of First Occasion in Brussels; Catherine Mailleux, Youth Justice of the Peace Francophone Union of Youth Magistrates TPI of Luxembourg; Eric Janssens, choose of the Francophone Union of Juvenile Judges; Marie Messiaen, Judges Affiliation of Judges Associations; ASM, Affiliation of Magistrates; Marie-Aude Beernaert, Professor at UC Louvain; Marie-Sophie Devresse, Professor at UC Louvain; Marie Jadoul, PhD scholar at Crid&p UCLouvain; Jérôme Englebert, Professor at ULB and UC Louvain; Maurice Krings, President of the Brussels Bar Affiliation; Thierry Moreau, lawyer and professor at UC Louvain; Nathalie Monforti, President of the Charleroi Bar Affiliation; Marc-Alain Speidel, President of the Walloon Brabant Bar Affiliation; Pierre Sculier, Vice President Avocats.be; Daniel Henneaux, President of the Luxembourg Bar; Valérie Pirson, President of the Dinant Bar Affiliation; Justine Wayntraub, lawyer; Celine Mouthuy, lawyer; Jean-Luc Denis, lawyer in Aclaw; Marko Obradovic, Legal professional Bar; Gaëtan Bourguignon, lawyer; Bastien Lombaerd, Legal professional; Jehan Dourte, Legal professional at BW Bar; Benoît Thomas, Lawyer and Assistant Solutio, Attorneys & Mediators – ULB – Umons; Heloïse Fontaine, Legal professional at BW Bar; Jean-Pierre Renard, Legal professional at ELEGIS; Delphine Paci, Legal professional and Assistant to Legalia and VAT Louis; Valérie Tollenaere, lawyer; Barbara Engerisser, lawyer on the BW Bar Affiliation; Renaud Heins, President of the Verviers Bar Affiliation; Bernard Dapsens, President of the Tournai Bar Affiliation; Sixte de Caritat, lawyer; Juliette Vansnick, Legal professional; Geneviève Cluckers, lawyer; Sébastien Culot, lawyer (indicators his personal title); Christophe Callebaut, Psychologists-Trainers Affiliation “Motsaïques”.

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