Council of Europe organized a Meeting on how to recognize Radicalization Signs among Prisoners


The Council of Europe Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in co-operation with the Ministries of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Federation of BiH (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS) and prison establishments from Zenica, Foča, Bijeljina, Banja Luka and Bihać, organized the 2nd Working Group (WG) meeting to review the tools for risk and needs assessment and the special treatment programmes for violent and extremist prisoners.

As an outcome of this meeting, the peer review process was initiated, resulting in drafting the complemented operational procedures that will enable prison staff to efficiently recognize radicalization signs among prisoners and promote treatment for this category of prisoners. Also, the WG conducted a comprehensive inter-rater reliability testing of the risks and needs assessment tool based on tailored designed case studies, with an aim to measure reliability of the RNA tool.

This session was part of the project: ”Structured Sentence Management For Violent And Extremist Prisoners”, funded by the voluntary contribution of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and implemented by the Council of Europe.

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