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  1. Prevention Resource Finder
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The resources below span all categories of the Prevention Resource Finder and help you do five things:

  • Connect with experts in your community and learn best practices (Community Support Tools and Other Guidance)
  • Apply for federal grant funding (Grant Funding Opportunities)
  • Access and receive the latest information on the threat environment (Information-Sharing Platforms)
  • Review the latest prevention research (Evidence-Based Research)
  • Seek out training on how to keep your community safe (Training Opportunities)

Each set of resources below is searchable by keyword. You can also filter the results to see the resources most relevant to different stakeholder groups (key audience) and which department/agency/office provided the resource, as well as filter by subcategory.

All the information in the Prevention Resource Finder is government-owned or sponsored.

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Funding and Awards

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funds comprehensive community-based approaches to reduce violent crime and address hate crimes though the promotion of community awareness and preparedness, increase victim reporting, and improve responses to hate crimes. These programs include Project Safe Neighborhoods, the National Public Safety Partnership, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program, which supports state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and prosecution agencies in their outreach to and education for the public about hate crimes. This program also supports victims, agency staff, and partners who have been impacted by these crimes.

    Categories:
    Grant Funding Opportunities, Community Violence Prevention Grants
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Human Services, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Insider Threat Mitigation Resources

    To mitigate the threat of an insider using their authorized access or understanding of an organization to harm it, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Insider Threat Mitigation Resources includes comprehensive guidance to support the design and implementation of an insider threat mitigation program, including fact sheets, video trainings, guides, and a framework.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Prevention and Preparedness Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Faith-Based Organizations, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Technical Resource for Incident Prevention

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is DHS’s 24/7 online, secure information-sharing and resource portal for bomb squads, emergency responders, military personnel, government officials, intelligence analysts, private sector security professionals, and critical infrastructure owners and operators. TRIPwire combines information and analysis to help users anticipate, identify, and prevent improvised explosive device (IED) incidents and is available at no cost.

    Categories:
    Information-Sharing Platforms
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • The Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism Global Counterterrorism Forum

    The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and its related institutions, such as the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Hedayah, and International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), provide best practices and practical guidance for the establishment of effective prevention efforts in the United States. The Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) works through GCTF and its related initiatives to strengthen partnerships among the United States and foreign partners and share information from around the world to counter evolving terrorist threats and prevent the spread of violent extremism.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Prevention and Preparedness Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of State (DOS)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Human Services, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • National Institute of Justice: Webinars on Mass Shootings

    These previously recorded webinars summarize National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded research projects’ latest findings on public mass shootings. Here you will find an in-depth discussion about NIJ’s investment in addressing mass shootings through innovative approaches increase awareness of mass shootings and inform prevention efforts.  

    Categories:
    Evidence-Based Research
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Support

    The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of mental health resources, information, and treatment options to support the health and wellbeing of veterans, veterans’ supporters, and the general public. If you need help or someone you know is showing concerning behaviors, use this resource to find local care, schedule appointments with a mental health care provider, learn more about treatments and benefits, or contact the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and Pressing 1, texting 828255, or for those with hearing loss, dialing TTY: 800-799-4889.  For all other questions related to VA benefits and care, Veterans and families can call 1-800-MyVA411 24/7 for assistance. 

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Prevention and Preparedness Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    Key Audience(s):
    General Public
    Last Updated:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration National Child Traumatic Stress Network

    Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. The NCTSN provides clinical services, develops new interventions and resource materials, offers education and training programs, and informs public policy and awareness efforts.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Youth Violence Prevention Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, General Public, Health Care, Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Human Services, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (known as YVPCs or Youth Violence Prevention Centers) advance the science and practice of youth violence prevention through academic community collaboration. Through local partnerships, the YVPCs develop, implement, and rigorously evaluate innovative strategies to prevent violence and create safer and healthier family and community environments for youth.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Youth Violence Prevention Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • SchoolSafety.gov Safety Readiness Tool

    The Safety Readiness Tool assists users in evaluating their school’s safety posture across ten elements and provides a tailored Action Plan with options for consideration, aligned resources, and grant opportunities specific to their individual school’s needs.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Youth Violence Prevention Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Education (ED), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Department of Justice Combating Discrimination Against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian Students Fact Sheet

    The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (CRT) and Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforce federal civil rights laws in public and federally funded schools at all educational levels. These laws protect all students, including Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) students, from discrimination based on race, color, and national origin (including language and shared ethnic characteristics). Anyone with information about discrimination occurring in schools may file a complaint by reaching out to the contacts listed on this fact sheet.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Discrimination/Hate Crimes Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Education (ED), Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division (CRT)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, Faith-Based Organizations, General Public
    Last Updated:
Last Updated: 03/23/2023
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