Many terrorist offenders imprisoned in the European Union and the United States will be released in the coming years. The significant increase in convictions of Foreign Terrorist Fighters since 2014 has created a larger than ever terrorism-related...
On November 16, 2022, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a webinar launching the Radicalization, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Recidivism (4R) Network, a program designed to establish a national ecosystem of actors in the United States bound by common standards to facilitate a whole-of-society approach to extremist offender reintegration and recidivism reduction.
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To date, there exists no formal, in-prison recidivism reduction program in the U.S. tailored for convicted terrorists, nor a fully realized post-release initiative to support the re-entry and reintegration of terrorism-related offenders in the country. The 4R Network, which is supported by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) grant, seeks to fill gaps in both knowledge and programming.
The event, hosted in a webinar format via Zoom and moderated by DHS Deputy Director of the Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships (CP3) Michael A. Brown, explored the challenges that the 4R Network intends to meet, as well as what lessons the United States can learn from other contexts, in a discussion with a panel of CEP leadership and international experts.
Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project
Program Director, Trauma & Violent Conflict, Beyond Conflict
Member, Steering Committee for EU Radicalization Awareness Network
Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project
Dr. Juncal Fernandez-Garayzabal
Program Manager, Counter Extremism Project
Michael A. Brown
Deputy Director (Acting), Field Operations, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships (CP3)