This ebook is the ultimate pride and concluding result of the RDaVR project. It has been put together to provide an alternative approach to preventing violent radicalization and extremism based on dialogue and restorative justice. RDaVR used the power of adult education and the restorative justice principle of power sharing to bring together 7 organisations from the UK, Turkey, Ireland, Romania, Italy and Spain to form a strategic partnership, who supported the development, piloting and transfer of an innovative model for the capacity building of criminal justice professionals and volunteers working with offenders, ex-offenders or individuals who are at risk of being groomed into violent radicalisation and/ or group offending.
The ebook provides insights into the topic of violent radicalisation and the usage of restorative dialogue for its’ prevention and reduction especially within criminal justice settings. Overall, it brings together all the research, pilots, learning and findings of the project into one e-book, produced collectively by all project partners. Additionally, it integrates policy recommendations and best practices for those serving offenders, ex-offenders or people at risk of marginalisation and violent radicalisation/ group offending. This e-book is the longer version of a summary e-book that includes the summary key findings that we expand on here. This longer version includes chapters that were written in the partners’ national languages. Apart from the national chapters and a comparative chapter, this version of the e-book includes also the evaluation of the project by an external evaluator as well as by the User Scrutiny Panel of the project.
Co-funded by Erasmus+ Grant Agreement number: 2020-1-UK01-KA204-079115 and coordinated by Dr. Theo Gavrielides