Tools & Resources

Explore our publications, from research and policy papers to educational materials and training material, covering a breadth of issues on how to advance prevention and intervention efforts to tackle violent extremism.


How anti-feminist and anti-gender ideologies contribute to violent extremism

RAN Rehabilitation Manual

Deradicalisation in Prison

Female Returnees and their Children

ACT! From the Story to the Act

The Art of Seeing Promise over Risk

The Social Diagnostics Toolkit

Why we need it

Joint assessment and mutual decision making among a variety of different actors is a key piece in the puzzle of improving multi-stakeholder collaboration to prevent and address violent extremism. This is why Violence Prevention Network has developed the Social Diagnostics Toolkit over the past years as a means to support first-line practitioners to plan, implement and evaluate casework in disengagement, deradicalisation and rehabilitation processes. The toolkit builds on our 3R methodology and combines multi-disciplinary insights from the work with more than 1,800 individual cases of Violent Extremist and Terrorist Offenders (VETOs) and at-risk individuals. 3R stands for identifying and managing risks, resources, and resonances – building on a comprehensive methodology to assess biographies, needs and social situations of clients.

Purpose and process

The toolkit provides lessons learned and best practices developed for first-line practitioners working in disengagement, deradicalisation and rehabilitation and reintegration processes. Social Diagnostics can be of valuable support to professionals from law enforcement, prison and probation authorities, municipal institutions, health and social service providers, civil society organisations and many more. Our toolkit is designed to provide practitioners with the resources and capacities required to navigate the key phases of case management.

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