Research Policy and Assessment on Rehabilitation Programs for Victims (of Former NII Activists, GAFATAR members, and ISIS Deportees/ Returnees)

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This research focus on at least three landscapes: create a database of current conditions of former NII activists, GAFATAR members, and ISIS deportees/ returnees; create an evidence-based strategic policy recommendations regarding social reintegration programs; and establish reintegration pilot project which considered to be the best practice based on evidence.

Those victims (former of NII activists, GAFATAR members, and ISIS deportees/ returnees) are typical by their somewhat exclusive community to societies. Even after they left their groups, some attributes still latched on how societies perceive them thus making it hard for them to “return” and live normally within societies. Some numbers regarding to this case, were even regrouping with their preceded group.

Reintegration program is highly necessary to patch the wore away connection between those victims (former of NII activists, GAFATAR members, and ISIS deportees/ returnees) and societies. The program emphasize on social-economic engagement with several key elements including inclusion (doing something useful for community), interaction (involving at least two people), social exchange (mutual relationship or give and take with others), and soft-skill enhancement (to contribute in economic chain and build economic independency).

The research which conducted in cooperation with Indonesia Muslim Crisis Center (IMCC) under CONVEY project shows a troubling concern for state agencies such as the National Agency for Combating Terrorism (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terorisme/ BNPT), the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Rural Areas Development, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Find out the findings and evidence-based policy recommendations in the policy brief “Rehabilitasi Korban: Belajar dari Mantan Aktivis NII, GAFATAR, dan Deportan/ Returni ISIS” (Rehabilitation of Victims: Learning from Former NII Activists, GAFATAR Members, and ISIS Deportees/ Returnees, check out the English version here). More thorough findings can be accessed in the CONVEY report written in Bahasa here.

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