In-Prison Resources

The current limitations in knowledge and recidivism reduction programming for violent extremist offenders warrants the advancement of the national community-led reentry and recidivism reduction initiative that can operate in conjunction with and support of local stakeholders (e.g., probation officers and social service providers). 

Alternative Pathways is an in-community reentry and recidivism reduction initiative aimed at those susceptible to radicalization in-prison or those convicted of terrorism-related offenses that will bridge pre-release engagements to post-release in-community support. 

It provides both state and local probation and parole authorities and communities with access to a robust national community-led program and curriculum and protocol for release preparation that provides pre- and post-release resources and support to individuals with a conviction for a targeted violence or terrorism related offense, or to those who become at-risk for terrorism and targeted violence while in correctional facilities.

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The Alternative Pathways Course and Workbook

The Alternative Pathways toolkit uses a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach that pulls from diverse perspectives including trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, SMART (Small, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) planning strategies, mentorship, life coaching and life skills training, countering violent extremism disengagement and deradicalization-oriented programming, and others, to promote knowledge, skill, self-care, and prosocial development; spiritual and scientific development and empowerment; and the benefits of storytelling