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Terrorism Prevention

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.

DHS Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism

Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to combating all forms of terrorism and targeted violence, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today that DHS has established a new Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to improve the Department’s ability to combat terrorism and targeted violence, consistent with privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, and other applicable laws.

Mitigating the Threat of School Violence as the U.S. "Returns to Normal" from the COVID-Pandemic and Beyond

DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provide a resource to raise awareness of potential risk factors and indicators for targeted violence in schools, raise awareness of the likelihood that students may have been exposed to multiple risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources to become an engaged bystander as part of a comprehensive local prevention framework.

DHS Hosts 6th Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention, with Focus on Online Gaming

From March 8 to 11, DHS’s Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (OTVTP) hosted its 6th Digital Forum, which focused on topics surrounding online gaming and esports. The forum brought together top professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including law enforcement, game development, education, and mental health. Throughout the four-day program, the forum delivered insights and resources on the risks of radicalization to violence through online gaming platforms, but it also emphasized how the gaming industry and civil society are best positioned to create solutions together.

Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021

The ODNI assessment was drafted by the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and DHS, and includes contributions from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. All agencies involved are mindful of the duty to respect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and to act within the authorities granted to them as they seek to put together as complete an intelligence and analytic picture as is possible. 

Threat Assessment and Management Teams

The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provides a resource that gives an overview of threat assessment and management teams. Through identifying and managing potential threats, these teams provide alternatives to investigation and/or prosecution for bystanders who are actively seeking intervention assistance with a known individual at risk of mobilizing to violence.

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