Mr. Dr. Annemieke Wolthuis is an independent senior researcher, currently mainly working for the Verwey-Jonker Institute in Utrecht. In 2012/2013 she coordinated and wrote the Advice report on the children’s rights monitor for the Children’s ombudsman, together with colleagues from Leiden Law School. Between 2007-2012 she was a PhD fellow on restorative justice and children’s rights at the Open University. Before that, she worked for ten years at Defence for Children International. She is also vice chair of the European Forum for Restorative Justice and member of the editorial board of the Dutch/Flemish journal on Restorative Justice.