In furtherance of its mission to conduct evidence-based research to meet policy, operational, and public needs in order to save lives, reduce property losses, and enhance community resilience in the face of rapidly changing threats of extremist violence in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed a countering violent extremism (CVE) framework (the Framework). The Framework recommends pursuit of research in the following four areas: diverting individuals from radicalization, preventing individuals from carrying out attacks or locations from being targeted, mitigating the impact of extremist events, and developing community and individual resilience to violence inspired by extremism. The goal of the current effort, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) – Developing a Research Roadmap, is to contribute to further development and implementation of the Framework by incorporating information about the stakeholders it represents. To that end, RTI will conduct research with stakeholders engaged in each aspect of the Framework (diversion, prevention, mitigation, and resilience) to develop an understanding of how each organization defines its CVE mission, how the organizations decide what actions to undertake in furtherance of their goals, and how they interact with other CVE stakeholders. Information obtained through these interactions will form the foundation on which the institutional context for CVE will ultimately be developed. This document details the ways in which the stakeholders will be recruited and participation elicited for this research effort.
Last Published Date: March 13, 2019