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Final Report | Project IVOR – Implementing victim-oriented reform of the criminal justice system in the European Union

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The Final Report of Project IVOR – Implementing victim-oriented reform of the criminal justice system in the European Union, co-financed by the European Commission under the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union, promoted by APAV and developed in partnership with the International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT, The Netherlands), University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Victim Support Europe is now available.

Project IVOR’s results contained in the Final Report provide for a preliminary analysis on the position of victims in the EU Member States, while also offering a rich and analytical overview of the recent developments on the victim assistance models, with particular focus on important issues such as the definition of victim, victim support, restorative justice, victims resident in another Member State, individual needs assessment and vulnerable groups, training and cooperation. One may also find a further understanding of the manner in which victim-oriented reform in the diverse EU countries may succeed, aligned with practical recommendations and measures to promote the transposal of the EU Directive.

In the long-term impact, we expect that the project brings a positive contribution for improving the availability of more accommodating, prepared and responsive victim assistance model that might, in practice, enhance victims’ lived experience when faced with the criminal justice system.

IVOR Report [PDF]