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Preventing Terrorism

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DHS Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence

    The DHS Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted violence explains how the department will use the tools and expertise that have protected and strengthened the country from foreign terrorist organizations to address the evolving challenges of today.

  • Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) Events Fact Sheet

    SEAR events are voluntarily submitted special events, which are sent to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) by state, local, and federal officials for a risk assessment.

  • Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program

    Beginning in 2016, the former DHS Office of Community Partnerships and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) managed the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program (CVEGP) to fulfill a congressional mandate to help states and local communities prepare for, prevent, and respond to emergent threats from violent extremism.  The CVEGP Privacy Impact Assessment  (PIA) discussed the privacy risks of the first iteration of this grant program. The PIA noted that the DHS Privacy Office (PRIV) would initiate a Privacy Compliance Review  (PCR) to provide recommendations for improving the privacy protections inherent in deploying a security review process as part of the grant application process. While the CVEGP was not renewed from its initial 2016 funding, the findings reflected in this report serve as lessons learned that the Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships and the Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention should carefully consider for any future CVEGP iterations, if applicable.  Further, the FEMA Grant Programs Directorate, as the administrator and manager of DHS grants, should fully implement PRIV recommendations to improve privacy protections for any future grant program that includes a security review.