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Pilot Frameworks

Since the release of the Strategy, local governments and communities around the United States have developed prevention frameworks that address the unique issues facing their local communities. Three areas—Greater Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul—with the leadership of representatives from the Federal Government, have created pilot programs to foster partnerships between local government, law enforcement, mayor’s offices, the private sector, local service providers, academia, and many others who can help prevent violent extremism.

  • City of Los Angeles seal
    Los Angeles CVE Framework | Los Angeles CVE Fact Sheet | START Evaluation

    The Foundations of the Los Angeles CVE Framework go back to 2008, when the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sought to build upon work started by faith- and community-based organizations. Now involving the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission and federal agencies that include DHS, DOJ, and FBI, the Los Angeles Framework is built upon the concept that strong local communities, well-equipped families and engaged local institutions represent the best defense against violent extremism. With a commitment to preserving civil rights and civil liberties, community engagement programs seek to establish trust and build partnerships. With a “whole of government” and a “whole of community” approach, the Los Angeles Framework consists of three pillars: prevention, intervention and interdiction, each of which aims to address community needs and mitigate a range of risk factors. Guided by ongoing community input, specific efforts to combat violent extremism in Los Angeles include forums, conferences, workshops, advisory groups, and continued dialogue with community leaders.

  • City of Minneapolis seal
    Minneapolis-St. Paul CVE Framework | Minneapolis-St.Paul CVE Fact Sheet

    Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in North America, the overwhelming majority of whom are productive and peaceful members of the Twin Cities community. However, since 2007, overseas terror organizations like Al Shabaab and ISIL have targeted some in the community to travel overseas and fight. This included 26-year-old Shirwa Ahmed, a Somali-born American citizen, who on October 29, 2008, became the first documented American suicide bomber. Minnesota’s Somali community has expressed a desire to see this cycle of recruiting end. Community leaders are working closely with law enforcement and other stakeholders on a community-led effort to address what the community has identified as the root causes of radicalization. This effort seeks to bring together community-based organizations and local partners, including the Minneapolis and St. Paul school systems, interfaith organizations, nonprofits and NGOs, and state, county, and local governments. These organizations will together create community-led intervention teams. In addition, the plan brings mentorship programs, scholarships, afterschool programs, and job trainers and placement officers into the Somali community to build community resilience and address the root causes of radicalization.

  • City of Boston seal
    Boston CVE Framework | Boston Fact Sheet

    The region was selected because of its existing collaborative efforts and nationally-recognized success with developing robust comprehensive violence prevention and intervention strategies. The overall project goal is to increase the capacity of community and government as a way to protect vulnerable individuals and the nation from violent extremism. The locally-driven framework was developed by a collaborative of non-governmental, governmental, and academic stakeholders from the Greater Boston region.

    Existing prevention and early intervention strategies that can be enhanced as well as new strategies that require resources for implementation were explored. Although the initiative was developed to counter violent extremism, the solutions build upon other prevention related strategies that are currently being implemented through broader efforts by public health, mental health, non-profit organizations, private partnerships, government, and others.

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CVE International Organizations

  • Logo: Strong Cities
    Strong Cities Initiative

    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.

  • Logo: Resolve Network
    RESOLVE Network is a global consortium of researchers and research organizations addressing CVE

    As the threat of violent extremism continues to escalate, the need for new approaches becomes clear. But without a deeper understanding of the complex factors that contribute to violent extremism, even the best intentioned efforts are wasted or counterproductive. The RESOLVE Network was formed by that need to understand--and a group of international partners determined to close the gaps in knowledge.

  • Logo: GCTF - Global Counterterrorism Forum
    Global Counterterrorism Forum

    Launched at a Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York on 22 September 2011, the GCTF is an informal, a-political, multilateral counterterrorism (CT) platform that has strengthened the international architecture for addressing 21st century terrorism. View a collection of community engagement good practices to help counter violent extremism here.

  • Logo: Canada
    Building Resilience Against Terrorism

    Building Resilience against Terrorism is the Government of Canada's Counterterrorism Strategy. It provides a framework for addressing domestic and international terrorist threats. The Strategy has four elements: Prevent, Detect, Deny and Respond.

  • Logo: Australian Government - Living Safe Together: Building community resilience to violent extremism
    Living Safe Together

    Living Safe Together is the Government of Australia’s program to combat the threat posed by home-grown terrorism and to discourage Australians from traveling overseas to participate in conflicts. The Attorney-General's Department coordinates this comprehensive national approach.

  • Other Networks

    • The IGAD Center of Excellence in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

      The IGAD Center of Excellence in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism is established to promote regional sharing of good practices and lessons learnt in preventing and countering violent extremism initiatives and to bring together actors involved in P/CVE work in the region to ensure an inclusive and holistic approach. The Center is committed to facilitating the Eastern Africa region to move towards a common understanding of the drivers of extremism and to contribute to the reduction in violent extremism.

    • National Public Safety Partnership

      The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established in June 2017 to support the role of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating violent crime.

    • Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund

      The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) was established to serve as the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas. Operating at the nexus of security and development, GCERF is committed to working in partnership and consultation with governments, civil society, and the private sector in beneficiary countries to support national strategies to address the local drivers of violent extremism.

    • Hedayah - The International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

      Hedayah aims to be the premier international center and operational platform for expertise and experience to counter violent extremism by promoting understanding and sharing of good practices to effectively serve as the true global center to counter violent extremism.

    • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe- United CVE Campaign

      OSEC is an international network of countries that addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. In their United CVE campaign they challenged young people from all over the OSCE region to share their stories of positive commitment, inspiration and resilience.

    • The European Union Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

      A network of practitioners from around Europe, that work on the prevention of radicalization.

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