Radicalisation Prevention Competences’ Development Programme for Justice Professionals

Project design

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems


09/2019 – 08/2022 (36 months)

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Exploring a multi-sectoral approach to enhance the competences of staff in prison, probation and judicial settings

The R4JUST project aims to prevent and reduce the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism inside prisons by exploring a multi-sectoral approach, intending to enhance the competences of prison staff.

The RRAP Toolset includes a multi-level radicalisation approach towards governors, frontline staff and technical staff), probation staff (e.g., probation officers/supervisors, psychologists), as well as judges and prosecutors while fostering criminal and judicial multi-sectoral cooperation and networking on countering and preventing radicalisation.


  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • The Netherlands


  • European Commission: Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (DG Justice Programme)


Foster criminal and judicial multi-sectoral cooperation and networking in the field of radicalisation prevention and countering

Implement a multi-sectoral approach to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism inside prisons and to reduce their risk.

Enhance the competences of prison staff through the use of the RRAP Toolset (Multi-level radicalisation approach), including prison governors, frontline and technical staff, as well as probation staff (probation officers/supervisors, psychologists, etc), judges and prosecutors.

Expected outcomes

Development of a survey intended at providing a groundwork for a thoughtful state of the art during, as well as a database of EPs/ESs.

Development of a training course for all justice professionals concerning the effectiveness of EPs/ESs will be developed/piloted.

Development of the website, certification courses for justice professionals, and an international conference.

A multi-sectoral training comprising four courses directed at 1) prison staff, 2) probation staff, 3)judicial professionals, and 4) trainers), as well as piloting activities.

Engagement of justice professionals in multiple multi-level and cross-pollination actions.

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