Integrated Exit Program for Prisons and Probation (Group and Tutored)

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The fundamentals of radicalization, risk analysis, intervention principles and exit programs.

Estimated duration: 5h per week, for 3 weeks

This course requires a pre-registration.
It refers to the management of expert tutoring and group activities.


This training course responds to one of the global security concerns: the problem of radicalization leading to violent extremism. It consists of a training course on exit strategies. The structure of this course is very much based on the understanding of the background and the fundamentals of radicalization, on risk analysis and assessment as well as on the topic of deradicalization and disengagement, focusing on intervention principles and approaches and on exit programs and strategies.

Who should attend? 

• Prison staff
• Probation staff
• Professionals from community organizations

Training modality
• Blended learning: autonomous e-learning sessions and live online sessions with a trainer. The latter at the end of each module.

• Proof that you are a professional in the area of prisons, probation or community organizations operating in the correctional sector;
• A minimum of 10 participants is required to start this course. We will make sure the groups are formed accordingly once the 10 enrolled trainees are reached.

• Certificate of completion

Course duration
Total: 16h
• e-Learning: 8h
• Self-study: 2h
• Live sessions with a trainer: 6h

Course brochure


Who you’ll learn from

Pedro das Neves
Chief Executive Officer @IPS
Pedro das Neves is CEO of IPS Innovative Prison Systems and ICJS Innovative Criminal Justice Systems Inc., Board Director of ICPA and the BSAFE Law Enforcement – Justice and Public Safety Lab, founder and editor of JUSTICE TRENDS magazine. Pedro holds a Sociology degree and an M.A. and is one of the authors of the RRAP Radicalization Risk Assessment in Prisons toolset.


Pedro Liberado
Chief Research Officer @IPS
Pedro Liberado is Chief Research Officer at IPS Innovative Prison Systems and coordinator of the Radicalisation, Extremism and Organized Crime portfolio. Pedro holds a Sociology degree and MSc in Criminology. He is doing postgraduate studies in Strategic and Security Studies and is a PhD candidate at the University of Granada.


Vítor Costa
Researcher @UBI
Vítor Costa holds a PhD in Psychology and is a professor at the University of Beira Interior and researcher at the BSAFE Law Enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Lab. Vítor is one of the authors of the RRAP Radicalisation Risk Assessment in Prisons toolset.


The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal and The Netherlands, under the WayOut project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Internal Security Fund – Police programme. The course content is free to access (except any modules with restricted access due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.