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.
[Visit https://4rnetwork.org to learn more!]
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)