Lifecycle Initiative Toolkit



Hedayah seeks to provide the experience and expertise needed to counter violent extremism. Its research focuses on promoting dialogue about violent radicalization between researchers/academics, civil society, and national and local actors.

Penal Reform International (PRI)
PRI is an independent non-governmental organization that seeks to develop and promote fair, effective, and proportionate responses to global criminal justice problems. They work with inter-governmental organizations to reform legislation and practice.

Mothers for Life Network

Mothers for Life aims to coordinate activities and provide guidance and counsel to mothers who are part of it by circulating information and helping to get in touch with mothers and families in close proximity. It also aims to create strong and convincing counter narratives.

Inclusive Security

Inclusive Security aims to change the international security paradigm by increasing the participation of women in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. They seek to equip and empower women by providing research on inclusion and peace building, including extensive reports about women’s roles in countering violent extremism in various countries.


Community Policing and Preventing Radicalisation & Terrorism began during the Belgian EU Presidency 2010 and was set up to develop tools to prevent terrorist acts, through the early detection of possible signs of radicalisation. Its three areas of activity are the creation of a user-friendly support tool for frontline officers, the development of a common training curriculum, and the exchange of good practices on how to stop the spread of radicalization.


Hayat is the first German counseling program for persons involved in radical Salafist groups or on the path of a violent Jihadist radicalization, including those travelling to Syria and other combat zones. HAYAT is available to the relatives of a radicalized person as well, and in collaboration with the German government, established a national counseling hotline on radicalization.

FATE (Families Against Terrorism and Extremism)

FATE is an organic network of organisations working in communities across Europe and North Africa to prevent radicalisation, counter violent extremism and fight back against terrorism. The website offers resources such as videos, open letters, and articles that touch on the pain, shame, guilt, and resilience associated with having a loved one be radicalized.

PAIMAN Alumni Trust

PAIMAN Alumni Trust (PAIMAN) aims to reach out to women and young people in the conflict-ridden region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, and conflict affected and conflict-prone districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through awareness of the impacts of radicalisation and extremism on their lives and the role they can play in combating it.

Syrien ne bouge…Agissons

Dominique Bons founded the charitable organization Syrien ne bouge…Agissons, a French play on words: literally translated, it means “Nothing’s moving in Syria, let’s act,” but if the first syllable is phonetically stressed, as in “Si rien,” it means “If nothing moves, let’s act.” It represents Ms. Bons’ homage to her son and his half-brother, who were killed fighting in Syria. The organization strives to help the relatives of youths who have been radicalized, and persuade authorities to do more to stop more young people from spiraling down the path of violent extremism.

Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE)

OSCE is a regional organization consisting of 57 European member states. The organization works to prevent conflicts and assists in restoring peace following conflicts in Europe and Eurasia. Though the organization is a member of the United Nations, it focuses on security and crisis management in Europe and sometimes works as an intermediary between European security organizations and their international counterparts.

International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP)

IACP is an organization aimed at addressing issues facing law enforcement. They offer training and conduct research to support law enforcement professionals in the U.S.

Duke University’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Triangle is a research center focused on matters pertaining to homeland security and terrorism. Triangle was founded in 2005 and aims to bring together academics, government officials, and industry experts to conduct research and develop policy recommendations to assist in the fight against terrorism.

Models for Change

Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that children who commit serious offenses are held accountable, but treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. They advocate for community-based alternatives to incarceration and post-release services to facilitate reintegration.

The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

The JDAI change model operates in 300 counties to reduce juvenile detention facility populations. To combat overreliance on detention of youth, JDAI uses an 8-prong model to help participating jurisdictions safely reduce the number of youths in detention. Some of their strategies include implementing alternatives to detention programs (such as home confinement and shelter care) and monitoring conditions of confinement in detention facilities.

Extreme Dialogue

Extreme Dialogue aims to reduce the appeal of extremism among young people and offer a positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available on the Internet and social media platforms. It pairs a series of short documentary films about victims of violent extremism with educational resources to be used for youths in classroom and community settings.

European Council on Juvenile Justice (ECJJ)

The European Council on Juvenile Justice is a partnership of juvenile justice experts and relevant institutions representing EU member nations. The Council conducts research to enhance the understanding of the juvenile justice system and provide assistance in the development and implementation of innovative programs benefiting a variety of other European organizations including the European Economic and Social Committee or the European Commission.

International Youth Action

Kenya based registered charitable trust working on bringing the issue of youth action in counter-terrorism efforts amongst the masses.

Global Center on Cooperative Security

The Global Center works with governments, international organizations, and civil society to develop and implement comprehensive and sustainable responses to complex international security challenges through collaborative policy research, context-sensitive programming, and capacity development. In collaboration with a global network of expert practitioners and partner organizations, the Global Center fosters stronger multilateral partnerships and convenes key stakeholders to support integrated and inclusive security policies across national, regional, and global levels.

The Global Center focuses on four thematic areas of programming and engagement:

Across these areas, the Global Center prioritizes partnerships with national and regional stakeholders and works to ensure respect for human rights and empower those affected by transnational violence and criminality to inform international action.

The Global Center also draws on the expertise of its distinguished International Advisory Council and works closely with partners and donors around the world, including governments; international, regional, and subregional organizations; civil society; and various research institutions and foundations. The Global Center is particularly grateful for the continued support of the Fourth Freedom Forum since its founding in 2004.