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National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program

Behavioral Approach to Violence Prevention

Many individuals who are planning to engage in targeted violence display threatening or concerning behaviors that are observable to others. Utilizing behavioral threat assessment and management (BTAM), a proactive, evidence-based method of investigation, analysis, and management that focuses on an individual’s patterns thinking and behavior, can determine whether, and to what extent, an individual may be moving towards an act of intended violence. Further, BTAM can assist with the development of intervention techniques designed to move an individual away from conducting a potential attack.

DHS Provides $20 Million to Local Communities to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the awarding of 37 grants, totaling $20 million, under the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program.  The TVTP Grant Program is managed by DHS’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and is the only federal grant program dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of local communities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.  This year’s grant program prioritized the prevention of domestic violent extremism, including through efforts to counter online radicalization and mobilization to violence.

National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program

National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, the NTER Program empowers our homeland security partners to adapt to new threats and prevent terrorism and targeted violence. The NTER Program advances our partner’s ability to identify, investigate, assess, report and share tips and leads linked to emerging homeland security threats.

CP3 Newsletter: Issue 1

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) supports DHS’s commitment to enhancing our collective ability to prevent all forms of terrorism and targeted violence. This newsletter will serve to update readers on news, events, and data related to our prevention mission, as well as our collaborative work with our many partners.

Mitigating Social Isolation in Youth

Parents and educators are united in ensuring that children remain healthy during this pandemic. The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) helps everyone remain safe by working with local communities to develop local prevention frameworks.

Department of Homeland Security 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment

2020 Homeland Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security’s 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment is a first-of-its-kind report synthesizing threat assessments across DHS including intelligence and operational components.

DHS Public Action Plan to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework)

In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) and now offers this corresponding Public Action Plan  demonstrating the Department’s efforts to combat emerging threats and improve information sharing. The Public Action Plan provides a high-level outline of the goals set by DHS, including efforts to secure cyberspace, deter lone wolf attacks, and secure soft targets such as churches and schools, along with the ability to dynamically modify DHS resources as new threats emerge.


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