Third Detention and Reintegration Working Group Plenary Meeting
Indonesia - On 1-2 December 2016, Indonesia hosted the third GCTF Detention and
Reintegration (DR) Working Group Plenary Meeting in Batam, Indonesia. Under the
co-chairmanship of Australia and Indonesia, the Plenary Meeting discussed the
DR Working Group’s strategic priorities, ongoing and planned initiatives, and
reviewed activities since the second plenary meeting (Australia, November
2015). Participants shared perspectives on and
experiences in strengthening deradicalization and counter-radicalization
programming in detention facilities and effective training for corrections
Key themes that emerged
during the meeting included:
A comprehensive Counter-Terrorism (CT) approach
must include a focus on detention and reintegration.
Policies and programs must be tailored - not
just at the country - or even the facility- level, but to local contexts and,
crucially, to the individual.
While much of the evidence-based
on deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of terrorist offenders
and Violent Extemist Offenders (VEOs) is still emerging, assistance is
available from international partners to help identify emerging good practices.