Introduction / Summary

Note: This document will be submitted to the GCTF and to the UN’s Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute to provide additional guidance to GCTF members and other countries who are attempting to incorporate the Rome Memorandum into their own programs. This document summarizes the conclusions/findings of the expert workshop convened by Hedayah and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) in Abu Dhabi, May 8-9, 2013. The list of participants in that session is below. The participants have not, however, endorsed this document.

Good Practices Breakdown

  • Setting Program Goals

    Governments must set realistic goals for the rehabilitation programs for violent extremist offenders, recalling that even in non-terrorist cases, there are many incidents of recidivism, and we shou... Read More

  • Building a Relationship of Trust

    Psychologists must build relationships of trust with the inmates to have psychological breakthroughs; this can take real time and effort. On the part of the psychologist, treating the detainee with... Read More

  • Role of Academia

    It is important to have a continual circle of feedback between academics and practitioners in this area. The practitioner’s efforts can be informed by academic research and insight, and the academi... Read More

  • The Importance of Regular Assessments

    To measure the success of the psychological interventions, it is important to conduct a baseline psychological assessment at the beginning of the treatment, and then again at regular intervals thro... Read More

Latest Initiatives

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This section will be used to highlight key initiatives being led by governments around the world which are advancing the GCTF’s lifecycle initiative