Recognize Radicalization to Violence
Radicalization is the process of adopting an extremist belief system that includes the willingness to use, support or facilitate violence as a method of changing society.
It is important to remember that a person adopting extreme views is not, on its own, radicalization. People are allowed to hold radical views in a free and democratic society. Where extreme views cross the line is when they include a willingness to use violence.... learn more about Radicalization
Refer People Needing Support
ReDirect works to identify, assess and help youth and young people who are vulnerable to being radicalized.
People can be referred to us by concerned parents, teachers, community leaders or anyone else who knows them well enough to observe concerning behaviours. Making a referral to us is not the same as reporting a suspicious person to the police. Our main goal is to prevent criminal behaviour by giving people the supports they need, rather than enforcing the law... Learn what happens after you refer someone
About the Program
There is no typical profile of someone who is vulnerable to radicalization. Individuals can be radicalized for any cause and it is an issue that can affect members of every region, nationality or system of belief.
One of the best ways to recognize if a young person you know is vulnerable to being radicalized is to watch for behaviour changes that show they are moving in that direction... learn about behaviour changes
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If There is an Immediate Threat
ReDirect is not equipped to respond to threats resulting from violent extremism or terrorism.
If you have information about a planned attack or other risk to public safety:
- If it is an immediate threat (is happening or is about to happen) - Call 9-1-1
- If it is not immediate but still a concern - Call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234
- If it is not immediate and you want to be anonymous – Contact Crime Stoppers