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Founded by former violent extremists, we are committed to compassion, education and countering hate and discrimination.  We are dedicated to inspiring all people to a place of compassion and forgiveness — for themselves and each other.


Our Impact

Each year, more than 250,000 people in the United States are victims of hate crimes. The vast majority are violent and more than half go unreported. Between 2008 and 2017, 71 percent of extremist-related fatalities in the U.S. were committed by members of the far right or white-supremacist movements.

Since the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Life After Hate has helped more than 150 individuals, families, and inmates grapple with extremist hate groups. With each passing week, more are asking for our help. 



thousand supporters

Since our founding in 2011, our reach has grown to include thousands of people across the globe who support our mission.


men and women helped

We've helped more than 150 people confront violent extremism; and thousands more deal with hate in their communities.


formers actively involved

Our ExitUSA program includes an online support group where men and women in different stages of de-radicalization can share resources.


Introducing #WeCounterHate 

A people-powered AI platform built to interrupt the spread of hate speech on Twitter.


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See the change we're making together. Sign up for updates on our work, and important news about violent extremism.

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If you’re ready to leave hate and violence behind, we’re here to support you. No judgment, just help.

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We rely entirely on the support of people who believe kindness and compassion can change the communities we live in. 


October 2017

We’re really working to not only help the individuals who have disengaged from groups, but for those who are willing to speak out publicly.

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Introducing the Life After Hate newsletter:

Since 2011, Life After Hate has been at the forefront of the national strategy to interrupt violence committed in the name of ideological and religious beliefs. We do this through interventions of men and women looking to leave hate groups, and through academic research, outreach and education.

That’s why we are so excited about the inaugural issue of the Life After Hate newsletter. Inside you’ll find valuable information about our work countering violent extremism and insight into how YOU can help.

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Our Programs
& Partners

Our core services stem from the foundation of our members’ reformed ideology and unique experiential immersion within the world’s most violent extremist organizations. 


Exit USA

ExitUSA provides support to individuals who are looking to leave racism and violence behind. The organization uses a variety of strategies, including public awareness campaigns, individualized education and job training programs, and leveraging community partnerships to help individuals get their life back on track.

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Formers anonymous

Formers Anonymous is a group of men and women who have identified a shared problem of attachment and addiction to a grossly irresponsible, criminal and/or drug (including alcohol) lifestyle, including the addictive pull of related thoughts and behaviors, commonly referred to by many as "street life."

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against violent extremism network

The Against Violent Extremism (AVE) Network is a unique and powerful global force in the ongoing struggle to tackle violent extremism. Former violent extremists and survivors are empowered to work together to push back extremist narratives and prevent the recruitment of  at-risk youths.

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strong cities network

Launched at the United Nations in September 2015, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) is the first ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms.

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