We just reported here at the Geller Report about how France is closing its only deradicalization program, which was foredoomed since it was never going to deal with motive. It was a massive failure. But now the French are trying this new, “very discreet” program, since sending the jihadis to prison only makes for more jihadis. This is the new approach? It is the same as the old failed approach.
Why not deal with motive, end jihad recruitment and preaching in prisons, and demand that the mosques stop preaching jihad and submit to being monitored? This program is foredoomed as well.
“Terrorism RIVE, the new experimental project and ‘very discreet’ of de-radicalization,” translated from “#Terrorisme RIVE, le nouveau projet expérimental et «très discret» de déradicalisation,” ACTU17, July 29, 2017 (thanks to Alexandre):
The place is kept secret for security reasons.
Somewhere in Ile-de-France, persons under investigation or convicted for terrorism-related acts participate in a new project of reinforced care outside the prison reveals radio RMC.
To date, 12 people, both men and women, have been taken over by RIVE (for research and intervention on extremist violence), some for several months, others for only a few weeks. The stated goal is the disengagement of the ideology of violence and reintegration.
“It does not concern the hardest cases that are in prison, explains a source close to the project, but people involved in apologizing for terrorism or having tried unsuccessfully to go to Syria. But in these cases, everyone is considered potentially at risk.”
Until now, the RIVE system is mainly used by anti-terrorism judges as a compulsory follow-up for indicted persons. But it can also be pronounced by magistrates in the context of a conviction with probation.
The judges of the recent 16th Correctional Chamber of Paris have ventured three times already this year as an alternative to the prison. “Every time, it’s a gamble,” explains a magistrate involved in this device. “We do not have the right to error in terms of follow-up. But putting these people in jail means radicalizing them even more.”
At the heart of the scheme is a Parisian social reintegration association that won the call for tender from the Ministry of Justice last year: the Apcars. The association has been assisting people who have been under judicial supervision for 30 years.
In order to put this project into practice on sensitive issues, both politically and in the media, it was initially surrounded by a team of researchers to design the methodology and then recruited and trained a team of professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, educators and specialists Mainly beliefs.
“Pragmatic and lucid people,” said the magistrate, convinced of the merits of the project. No one is in the fantasy of de-radicalization here.”
Individual and compulsory follow-up The project seems to draw lessons from the failures of the dedicated units and the center of Pontourny.
The follow-up is 100% personalized and is compulsory, which is new and made possible by the Urvoas law of June 3, 2016. It all begins with a psycho-criminological evaluation phase of several weeks which allows to set precise and individualized objectives with each of these people.
The accompaniment then varies from 2 to 8 hours per week and is made to measure to promote insertion. On the program: accompanying work or vocational training, helping solve administrative, health or family problems, working in an individual session on the life course or sources of motivation, discussions about religions …