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Violence Prevention Network

Violence Prevention Network is an association consisting of experienced experts which has been successfully active in violence and extremism prevention, as well as in the deradicalisation of violent offenders with an extremist motivation.

The team at Violence Prevention Network has been working successfully since 2001 towards reducing the incidence of serious and grievous violent offences committed by juveniles and young adults with an ideological or religious motivation. Violence Prevention Network has been working since 2013 with the Advice Centre on Radicalisation at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Violence Prevention Network is supported within this framework by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Violence Prevention Network additionally implements the KOMPASS Advice Centre project in Berlin.

The KOMPASS Advice Centre

The KOMPASS Advice Centre is there for juveniles and young adults who are recognisably undergoing a radicalisation process within the context of religiously-motivated extremism, and who cannot yet be considered motivated to exit the scene. Young people wishing to distance themselves from the extremist scene will also find advice and someone to talk to in the shape of the KOMPASS Advice Centre.

Auf weißem Grund steht in Orange Beratungsstelle und in Schwarz Kompass

Family members and sponsors of juveniles and young adults who wish to exit and distance themselves from the scene are also welcome at the KOMPASS Advice Centre.
The KOMPASS Advice Centre is part of the deradicalisation network of the Senate Administration of the Interior and Sport of the Land Berlin, and is implemented under the aegis of Violence Prevention Network.

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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