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Community Support Resources

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Connect with experts in communities across the country to access available resources and services, including security assessments, educational tools, and physical security enhancements. Access extensive educational materials, for both organizations and individuals, to provide your organization with best practices for keeping your community safe. Community support tools are available for educators, law enforcement, health care practitioners, behavioral and mental health professionals, faith-based organizations, affinity organizations, and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

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.

  • Office for State and Local Law Enforcement

    The Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) continues to actively engage with and provides DHS resources and critical information to all National Law Enforcement Associations and State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Campus Law Enforcement.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Department of Justice Combating Hate Crimes Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat hate crimes, including: prosecutions; elevating civil rights crimes, including hate crimes, coordinating among agencies and organizations; expanding language access; reviewing incidents; reviewing United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) resources; conducting training; revitalizing the Community Relations Service (CRS); reviewing funding; and conducting awareness campaign.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Discrimination/Hate Crimes Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Justice (DOJ)
    Key Audience(s):
    General Public
    Last Updated:
  • Department of Justice Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. Laws prohibiting national origin discrimination make it illegal to discriminate because of a person's birthplace, ancestry, culture, or language. This brochure explains the laws prohibiting national origin discrimination.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Discrimination/Hate Crimes Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division (CRT)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, General Public, Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Department of Justice & Department of Education Confronting COVID-19-Related Harassment in Schools Fact Sheet

    The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (CRT) and Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) fact sheet includes examples of COVID-19-related incidents the agencies can investigate based on discrimination related to race or national origin. 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, General Public
    Last Updated:
  • Department of Justice & Department of Education Hate Crime Resources

    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. Fact sheets and informational resources on hate crimes and discrimination are available on the CRT webpage. Anyone with information about discrimination occurring in schools or within the community may file a complaint by reaching out to the contacts listed.

    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, General Public
    Last Updated:
  • Department of the Treasury Domestic Violent Extremism Financing Resources

    The Domestic Violent Extremism (DVE) landing page is a collection of reports and assessments on DVE activity that serve as a resource for private and public sector entities seeking to develop an understanding of DVEs, their foreign counterparts, and associated financial activity.  The resources are intended to enhance the identification and analysis of financial activity associated with domestic terrorists and their foreign counterparts, as well as enhancing engagement with financial institutions on domestic terrorist financing.  Financial institutions in particular may use these in developing their financial crime risk assessments or enhancing their own Anti Money Laundering /Counter Terrorist Financing monitoring systems.  They can also support federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement in analyzing DVE financial activity in their investigations, and other government and non-government organizations that are supporting a range of terrorism and violence prevention efforts.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Threat Identification and Assessment Guidance
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of the Treasury (Treasury)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency De-Escalation Series for Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators

    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) De-Escalation Series for Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators contains four products to assist in recognizing the warning signs of someone on a path to violence: assess if the situation or person of concern is escalating; de-escalate the situation currently taking place; and report the situation through organizational reporting or 9-1-1 for immediate threats.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Prevention and Preparedness Training
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, Faith-Based Organizations, General Public, Health Care, Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Human Services, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Regional Directors

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Offices work to improve the delivery of behavioral health services. Regional Directors collaborate with federal partners and lead behavioral health initiatives across every level of government that advance prevention, treatment, and recovery. Connect with SAMHSA regional offices for technical assistance that advances behavior health in communities and engaging target audiences.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Field Staff
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, Faith-Based Organizations, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Human Services, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Protective Security Advisors

    Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) assist critical infrastructure owners and operators, houses of worship, schools, and other organizations with conducting physical security assessments, enhancing emergency action planning, supporting incident coordination, and providing access to training and exercise resources. For more information or to contact your local PSA, please contact central@cisa.dhs.gov.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Field Staff
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    Key Audience(s):
    Education, Faith-Based Organizations, General Public, Law Enforcement, State/Local/Tribal/Territorial Government
    Last Updated:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations Local Threat Management and Active Shooter Coordinators

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a Threat Management Coordinator (TMC) and Active Shooter Coordinator in each Field Office who serve as the point of contact at the local level for threat assessment and threat management-related matters, and the FBI’s active shooter program. All TMCs receive advanced training, mentoring, continuing education, and support from the FBI’s national-level Behavioral Threat Assessment Center. If you are interested in learning more about ways to build a threat assessment and management team or for active shooter information, connect with local FBI field offices nationwide.

    Categories:
    Community Support Resources, Field Staff
    Dept/Org/Agency:
    Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Key Audience(s):
    Law Enforcement
    Last Updated:
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Do not report suspicious activity to the Department of Homeland Security. Instead, notify local law enforcement.