Aim to build rapport with an individual involved in far-right extremist activity in order to widen the gap between them and the movement, demonstrate the consequences of their actions, help them to identify a different life path, and support them to achieve it. The length of intervention will vary according to need. They can also be conducted with groups; they have successfully dissolved youth street groups in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Aim to offer a structured route out of extremist movements through de-radicalisation and a longer-term support package to re-integrate into society. These involve one-to-one interventions, but also include counselling and intense psychological support, practical help with housing and jobs and pursuit of interests and goals. Practitioners take different approaches to the balance between challenging and reshaping ideology and practical help or social support. Some are initiated in prison. They largely rely on voluntary participation.
Alex is a Caseworker and Trainer with the Violence Prevention Network. He works closely with young people that are susceptible to or involved in far-right extremist movements, using de-radicalisation methods and building on his own past experiences from within the far-right scene.
Robert runs of EXIT Fryshuset. EXIT helps individuals disengage from violence and leave the white power movement in Sweden. Robert builds on his own experiences from within the far-right scene.
Lars works with Violence Prevention Network. The Network helps to de-radicalise young people that are susceptible to far-right extremism and fundamentalism. VPN works in youth detention centres and prisons.