- Target Audience
- AuthoritiesLocal community organisations/NGOsPrison / probation
- key themes association
- Multi-agency cooperationPrison and probation
The Multi-Agency Approach to Rehabilitation of radicalised detainees (MAR) is a national programme, organised by the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency.
Type of Organisation: Governmental institution
The Multi-Agency Approach to Rehabilitation of radicalised detainees (MAR), organised by the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency, is an approach for detainees held on extremism or terrorism-related charges.
Together with key partners, such as the probation service (specialised in radicalisation, extremism and terrorism), the municipality and the Custodial Institutions Agency we organise individual case conferences for each detainee. By bringing these organisations together in an early stage and exchanging information, we are able to develop individual resocialisation plans. Each organisation brings their own unique information and perspectives on the case.
The MAR provides the platform where risk profiles and opportunities for interventions are discussed and decided. We use structured instruments such as VERA-2R, but also professional judgement from experienced and trained practitioners, ideological evaluation by an expert, and psychological, psychiatric examination and evaluation, as well as evaluation of a person’s network.
We look at opportunities for interventions on different factors, such as family, social network, ideology, mental health, personal identity, basic needs (housing, income) and responsivity. It is important to find the right balance between rehabilitation and security. Although formally advisory to the prison director, decision-making is usually based on common ground and mutual agreement and commitment from all involved organisations. Interventions can start in detention and can be continued after by the local multi-agency approach (municipality and Safety Houses).
A series of graphics is designed to illustrate the working methods of the MAR. They are used for presentations and are available on request.