Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

Good Practices and Lessons Learned for a Comprehensive Approach to Rehabilitation and Reintegration of VEOS

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This publication is based on the work conducted and the knowledge collected by UNICRI in the past 15 years by implementing counter-terrorism projects. The book will contribute to the PVE/CVE international debate, especially concerning lessons learned and challenges in the rehabilitation and reintegration efforts of violent extremists. Topics discussed are: A pathway model towards a comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration program; Engagement with multiple stakeholders across an array of different sectors, including government, civil society, the private sector, academia, and regional and international institutions; Various and diverse national and regional strategies/action plans; Risk assessments in the field of countering radicalization of violent extremist offenders (VEOs) in prisons; The importance of research in the design of rehabilitation and reintegration programs in prisons.



The importance of engagement with national counterparts and multidisciplinary stakeholders

General introduction and theoretical backgroundThe overall mission of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is to assist inter-governmental, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, in formulating and implementing improved policies in the fields of crime prevention and criminal justice. This includes advancing an understanding of crime-related issues, fostering just and efficient criminal justice systems, supporting respect for international instruments and other standards, and facilitating international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance.


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