Several EU Member States indicate that the majority of the currently detained extremist offenders will be released in the upcoming years. This development shows that the answer to the question “how to best rehabilitate and reintegrate released extremist offenders” is more pressing than ever.
One crucial aspect of this answer lies in the incorporation of mental health approaches and methods of treatment within disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) programmes and approaches. This meeting of the RAN Mental Health Working Group on ‘Rehabilitation and reintegration of extremist offenders from a mental health perspective’ took place in a digital setting on 10 and 11 March 2021.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the significance of mental health issues/disorders for the DRR of extremist offenders. Mental health, exit, and prison and probation practitioners discussed the most practical and feasible ways to successfully incorporate such considerations in their DRR trajectories. Read more