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Preventing Terrorism

Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is the reason DHS was created, and remains our highest priority.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence

    The United States faces increasingly complex threats from terrorism and targeted violence. Both continue to pose a grave threat in ways that have evolved dramatically in the nearly two decades since the 9/11 attacks. Although foreign terrorist organizations remain intent on striking our Homeland, we also face a growing threat from domestic actors.  Our enemies seek to spur violence in our communities and divide our society.  Combating terrorism and targeted violence requires the combined efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), our Federal and state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) government partners and civil society.

  • Community Engagement in Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP)

    This guide provides practical information for conducting effective community engagement in targeted violence and terrorism prevention.

  • Building Peer-to-Peer Engagements

    Encouraging peer-to-peer conflict resolution and violence prevention initiatives among young people helps communities build resilience against terrorism, and in turn, provides critical protective factors for youth.

  • Risk Factors and Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention

    The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) has released an FAQ sheet to discuss the risk factors and indicators that may may an individual more susceptible to recruitment by violent extremist organizations.

  • DHS Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention and Protection FY2021 Budget Request Fact Sheet

    The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Request strengthens the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) prevention and protection missions.

  • Host a Community Awareness Briefing (CAB) Flyer

    Host a Community Awareness Briefing (CAB) in your community. Educate your community on preventing targeted violence and terrorism.

  • Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention - Pittsburgh Flyer

    The Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention is an all-day event that offers a platform for community leaders in various fields to engage with tech companies to discuss innovative and inclusive responses to hate, polarization, and terrorism in the digital space. This flyer was shared with local stakeholders and partners for the fourth iteration of the Digital Forum, which was held on September 11, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA

  • National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - January 4, 2020 - Translations

    On January 4, 2020, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. The following are versions of the Bulletin translated into various languages.