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Support services to aid reintegration after incarceration

The purpose of the project is to prevent the re-radicalisation of clients who were incarcerated and underwent a counselling process during their incarceration. For this project, Violence Prevention Network consolidates its expertise in direct distancing and deradicalisation work and its long-standing experiences with individual stabilisation and reintegration strategies.

This targeted strategy is aimed at the long-term social integration of former convicts with a background of radicalisation. It is being implemented throughout Hesse alongside the existing deradicalisation measures of the Advice Centre Hesse. Our integration coaches provide intensive, client-centred counselling designed to facilitate the proactive, systematic integration of the network partners and their existing services. The case management system aids the provision of in-depth care, counselling, activation, rapprochement and integration services to clients.

Schatten von Menschen auf einer S-Banh-Station
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Client-centred approach

The integration work, which distinguishes between target groups by age and includes the network partners, comprises:

  • Continuation of deradicalisation work (transferring the learnt lessons to daily life)
  • Basic requirements (e.g., obtaining personal documents, clarifying residency rights)
  • School and vocational education, practical experiences and job placement
  • Securing livelihoods (finances, debt, accommodation)
  • Working with the support system (e.g., families, relatives, social network)
  • Other counselling services (e.g., drug and addiction counselling, psychotherapy)
  • Planning leisure activities

The client-centred approach of the integration coaches ensures that participants have a personal advisor at all times. This ensures that any emerging problems can be detected and addressed early on. The systematic multi-agency approach also aims to prevent parallel structures and consolidate expertise in order to bring projects to a successful conclusion.

Coaching and networking professionals

Experience has taught us that professionals from organisations such as job centres, companies, educational institutions and advice centres tend to lack confidence and support in dealing with people who have been radicalised in the past. A coaching programme titled ‘Developing the capacity to dealing with people undergoing a process of deradicalisation’ aims to help them build confidence in their daily work and raise awareness of the issues involved. The project focusses on qualifying central advisors for this special target group. This networking aspect facilitates the provision of very diverse integration services whose effectiveness and long-term impact benefit the target group as well as the collaboration partners involved.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).


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The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).