KCSS conducted a training session with officials from correctional and probation services


QKSS ka zhvilluar një sesion trajnimi me zyrtarë nga shërbimet korrektuese dhe sprovuese

On April 17th and 18th, KCSS conducted a training session with officials from correctional and probation services, focusing on enhancing their professional capacities in the realms of rehabilitation and reintegration processes.

 The activity aimed to support both state and non-state mechanisms in designing and implementing programs for the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals involved in criminal acts of terrorism and violent extremism, with a particular emphasis on managing cases involving children.

Day One:

The workshop commenced with a comprehensive overview of rehabilitation and reintegration approaches in Kosovo, led by Skender Perteshi, a CT and security consultant. Key aspects and indicators for conducting risk assessments were presented, followed by a guided discussion on a case study. Participants engaged in a Q&A session to share expertise.

In Session 3, Teuta Avdimetaj, a CT and security expert, explored gender roles in counterterrorism and violent extremism. The discussion centered on challenges and opportunities in applying gender analysis, integrating it into rehabilitation and reintegration work, and addressing specific challenges faced by women, men, and parents with children. Good practices and pitfalls were also discussed, followed by a Q&A session.

Day Two:

Agron Metolli from the Kosovo Police's Department for Counter Terrorism led a session on managing and evaluating violent extremist terrorist offenders (VETOs). The session covered preparing risk assessment reports, selecting evaluation criteria, and producing analytical reports. Differences between VETOs and other prisoners convicted of organized crime offenses were highlighted, along with strategies to prevent radicalization and extremism within communities and prisons.

The workshop concluded with a session on the rehabilitation and reintegration process in Kosovo, focusing on dealing with repatriated individuals and returnees. Ganimete Gerbovci, Director of the Division for Prevention of Violent Extremism and Deradicalization of Repatriated Individuals, discussed the rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), women, and children returnees. The process included education, accommodation, health support, socioeconomic assistance, and cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs).