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Dropout Programme for Right-wing Extremists

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Logo des Aussteigerprogramms für RechtsextremistenZoom© Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz Emblem of the dropout Programme for Right-wing Extremists

Right-wing extremism is a social problem which forces the government to take action in many fields. The dropout programme of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is a contribution of the Federal Ministry of the Interior to the Federal Government's action catalogue against right-wing extremism, xenophobia and violence.

The dropout programme was launched by BfV in 2001 to help individuals to leave the right-wing extremist scene. It is designed to motivate in particular young people to opt out of the right-wing extremist milieu and to strengthen their determination. The BfV wants to address people who have come under the sphere of influence of right-wing extremist groups and who want to get out, but are not able to do so on their own.

Since 17 April 2001, a hotline has been active 24 hours a day, which can be contacted by right-wing extremists who are determined to opt out:

Phone: 0221 / 792-62
Email: aussteiger@bfv.bund.de

BfV offers individual support in various forms:

  • advice to parents, family members and partners of those concerned

  • personal contact and care during the process of disengagement

  • arrangement of opportunities for further education or job training

  • help in dealing with the authorities

  • contacts with employers and probation officers

  • help, when external offers of assistance are needed, for example in case of alcohol and drug problems or debts

  • support in the event of a threat posed by members of the right-wing extremist scene, e.g. help finding accommodation and arrangement of the relocation. In individual cases, for example if moving is absolutely imperative, it will be possible to grant financial support on a one-time basis.

All supporting measures are based on the principle of "Helping People Help Themselves".

Hotlines for Right-wing extremists who want to opt out

Apart from the BfV's hotline, there are similar programmes for right-wing extremists who want to extract themselves from the scene offered by other authorities. These dropout programmes are implemented by various offices such as state criminal police offices, ministries of justice, youth and social welfare offices, but also LfVs. Their focuses may vary and be different from those of BfV.

Federation / Federal StateTelephone / E-MailAuthority / Website
List of dropout programmes for right-wing extremists of the Federation and the Federal States, DOI: August 2014
Federal Government0221 / 792-62 aussteiger@bfv.bund.deBfV
Baden-Wurttemberg 0711 / 5401-3600 big-rex@polizei.bwl.deLandeskriminalamt (LKA - State Criminal Police Office)
BIG-Rex
Bavaria 0180 / 2 00 07 86 Aussteigerprogramm@lfv.bayern.deLfV
Hamburg 040 / 24 44 43LfV
040 / 4 28 67-99 00Police
Hesse0611 / 83 57 57
ikarus.wbn@t-online.de
LKA
IKARus
Lower Saxony 0172 / 44 44 300LfV
"Restart Programme"
0178 / 74 74 72 0Ministry of Justice
Ambulanter Justizsozialdienst (Judicial Social Assistance Service)
North Rhine-Westphalia 0211 / 837-1001 kontakt@aussteiger.nrw.deC@llcenter of the State Government www.aussteiger.nrw.de HelpLine
Rhineland-Palatinate0800 / 45 46 00 0Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Versorgung (State Office for Social and Youth Welfare and Compensation)
Saarland 0681 / 96 24 44 4LKA
Saxony0351 / 655 655 655LfV
0173 / 961 76 43
kontakt@aussteigerprogramm-sachsen.de
Federal State Prevention Council
Dropout Programme of Saxony
Saxony-Anhalt0800 / 2244101
extra@sachsen-anhalt.net
Ministry for Internal Affairs and Sports
Dropout assistance EXTRA
Thuringia 0361 / 4406-110LfV
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