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Terrorism Prevention Publications & Resources

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) investments have spurred growth in literature addressing terrorism prevention. S&T has delivered dozens of research products, fact sheets, evaluations, and capabilities to practitioners and the general public. This page will provide a full listing of all S&T terrorism prevention publications as they become available.

 Understanding Engagement in Violent Extremism

Developing Local Terrorism Prevention Capabilities

Evaluating Terrorism Prevention Programs and Interventions 

Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)



Fact Sheets

  • Future Flood Insurance Evaluation Fact Sheet (6/2022)
  • Supporting Law Enforcement Operations to Combat Internet Crimes Against Children Fact Sheet (10/2021)
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is combating internet crimes against children and child exploitation through its public awareness campaigns, first responder and law enforcement training, investigations and arrests, and identification of and assistance to victims.
  • Text-enabled Terrorism Intervention 211 Hotline Fact Sheet (10/2021)
    DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) aims to test the effectiveness of existing crisis-center referral protocols from a domestic partner (211 LA) while developing protocols for a text-enabled safe-referral system for friends, family, and others to help connect individuals with relevant prevention and intervention resources (e.g., counselors, social workers, etc.).
  • Best Practices for Reintegration Programming for Returning Spouses and Children
    The Science and Technology Directorate Reintegration Project for Returning Spouses and Children aims to comprehensively evaluate the existing knowledge and practice of the reintegration of spouses and children associated with foreign terrorist fighters. 
  • Systematic Reviews of Terrorism Prevention Research Fact Sheet
    DHS S&T, in coordination with the Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Network, identified a need to conduct systematic reviews of prior research and evaluations.
  • Terrorism Prevention Grant Evaluation Fact Sheet
    Past local terrorism prevention programs did not undergo robust, independent evaluation. To redress this gap, at the request of the DHS Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships (OTPP), the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) was looked upon to collaborate with subject matter experts in the field to study these programs’ effectiveness in delivering information about what does and does not work in the prevention space.


  • S&T Develops Terrorism Prevention Research Findings Dashboard
    Sept. 28, 2018 -- To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, DHS S&T has developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 cataloged terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents. This dashboard is an agile, multi‑disciplinary knowledge‑based capability that helps to systematically develop a landscape of the existing research in this topic area across multiple disciplines, including social and behavioral science.
  • S&T Develops the First Line of Defense Against Acts of Targeted Violence
    Aug. 28, 2018 -- Since 2010, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million into understanding all forms of radicalization to violence, as well as effective prevention and intervention measures. Federal agencies such as the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are at the forefront of this work.
  • Countering Violent Extremism Program Provides Opportunity for First Responders
    Aug. 23, 2016 -- CVE opportunities are available for different types of emergency responders. This includes accessing research, expanding the capacity for intervention and facilitating communication.

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Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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