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Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence

The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) was established in 2015 in Montréal, Canada, to provide an alternative approach to dealing with the growing threat of radicalisation. The approach used by the organisation is multi-disciplinary, whereby three specialised teams work together ‘to ensure the elaboration, development and implementation of prevention and intervention strategies for dealing with radicalization leading to violence as well as with hate crimes and incidents.

  • Research Team :
    • Documentation
    • Publication
    • Dissemination
  • Prevention and Skills Development Team :
    • Prevention
    • Public Awareness
    • Training
  • Psychosocial Intervention Team :
    • Intervention
    • Counselling
    • Support’ [1]


The organisation’s supports for their target groups include online tools and guides, training programmes, presentation conferences, activities, counselling, publications and a helpline.

Objectives of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV)

The main objective of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) is to prevent radicalisation which leads to violence, hate crimes and incidents using innovative approaches which include documenting the nature of radicalisation, developing prevention and intervention strategies and producing appropriate guidelines and tools to support those directly and indirectly affected by these issues.

‘The CPRLV draws on the expertise of its employees, as well as that of its community and institutional partners to:

  • Implement concrete prevention strategies in order to take pre-emptive action to combat radicalization leading to violence and counteract hate speech and hate behaviours.
  • Provide support and psychosocial counselling for individuals who are radicalized or becoming radicalized as well as to family and friends, teachers, field workers and concerned citizens on the one hand, and to victims of hate speech or hate behaviours on the other.
  • Promote the social reintegration of radicalized individuals in order to help break their ties with radical groups, protect them, and help them thrive in a healthy social environment.
  • Conduct studies and research to develop a better understanding of violent radicalization in order to maximize the usefulness and impact of field interventions.
  • Promote the dissemination and application of knowledge acquired in the CPRLV’s areas of intervention.’[2]

[1] https://info-radical.org/en/cprlv/approach/

[2] https://info-radical.org/en/cprlv/mission-2/