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Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grantee Results

TVTP Grantee Stories

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Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant recipients develop innovative programs and resources that other prevention providers and communities can replicate or build on. This webpage showcases programs, tools and resources, and accomplishments from past awardees. These tools are aimed at making it easier for prevention practitioners to conduct their work while reaffirming DHS’s commitment to the transparency of this program. The following information is from grantees with results to share. DHS will continuously update this site as additional grantee results are reported.

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Grant recipients must adhere to strict terms and conditions to develop and implement these programs. They are required to provide quarterly and annual reports documenting their processes, activities, and outputs. The Federal Government does not directly oversee the implementation of programs. References to any other non-federal entities are for informational purposes only. References to external entities do not constitute an endorsement of the nonfederal entity, its information, website, or products by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Federal Government. Websites and resources were authored by the grantees and do not reflect the views of DHS or the federal government.

TVTP Grant Project Websites

Please find the links and descriptions to TVTP Grant project websites below.

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Aware and Care Palm Beach County

Aware and Care Palm Beach

The AWARE & CARE website provides information about warning signs and indicators which could signify a person is in crisis and in need of immediate intervention. The website also provides information about adverse life experiences which can have negative effects on a person’s health and well-being. Contact information is provided to assist persons exhibiting threatening behaviors, to help persons in crisis, to address mental health or substance use disorders, to obtain critical support services, and to learn about available community resources and support.

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Bay Area Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program

Visitors to the website will find that they amplify available online resources and add specific regional grant- funded resources such as links to register for virtual or in person training and meetings.  Examples include no cost virtual Terrorist Use of the Internet Training and Train the Trainer classes, Cross Sector Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in-person training classes, navigating content eLearning and also navigating violent online content curriculum for K-12 youth and teachers, Instructor Guides and Student Workbooks for Targeted Violence.

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Case Western Reserve University: DRIVERS (Detection, Reporting, and Intervention of Violent Extremism in Rural and Suburban Communities) 

This online curriculum provides law enforcement and first responders with information on detecting warning signs of violent extremism, understanding reporting processes in Ohio, and employing effective intervention strategies. The training primarily focuses on resources for rural and suburban communities in Ohio.

Global Peace Foundation

Global Peace Foundation

The TVTP/FY21 project flyer and TVTP brochure can also be accessed on the landing page, that incorporates information about all Grants funded by US. Department of Homeland Security to Global Peace Foundation.

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Mediation Center for the Costal Empire: Training Opportunities

The Mediation Center provides Targeted Violence Awareness sessions along with de-escalation, active bystander, and organizational conflict training informed by prevention best practices. The Mediation Center delivers this support to organizations serving the coastal Georgia community across several sectors. 

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One World Strong: ResilienceNet 

ResilienceNet's purpose is to provide a convenient mobile application for people who require support, such as survivors of mass traumas, refugees, veterans, individuals at risk of radicalization to violence, and their loved ones, to connect with the services they need. In partnership with the Arizona State University McCain Institute's Prevention Practitioner's Network, services include directories of licensed mental health practitioners, organizations, community connections, violence prevention resources, and educational materials, with the goal of making these resources and materials all conveniently available on a single platform. 

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OP250

Operation250 Resource

Operation250 is a collection of lesson plans and supplementary materials built as part of the prevention programming offered to schools and communities and also made available to educators and stakeholders who are interested in integrating prevention programming into their classrooms. The lessons cover a range of topics within the online safety and anti-hate space, for age groups from elementary through high school. Lessons and resources are continually added to this page and you can connect with the organization about these resources at: contact@operation250.org.

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The University of Texas at El Paso's REACH (Resilience, Education, Action, Commitment, and Humanity) project

Social media, educational videos, and resources related to TVTP for students and community. 

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island: Courageous RI 

Courageous Rhode Island works to prevent violent extremism through advancing media literacy, active listening, kindness and compassion, and community engagement. An engaged community of individuals recognize, analyze, and resist harmful forms of expression and communication through collaboration on programs that include: Courageous Conversations, online dialogues that bring people together for dialogue and discussion; a Professional Development program, which offers lesson plans and a supportive online community for educators who help students apply media literacy competencies in middle school, high school, and college; and a Youth Media Contest, where students win prizes for their creative and inspiring media messages. 

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University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder's Supporting Community Safety- Warning Signs for Violence and Upstander Reporting:

Community-based training on the warning signs for violence and strategies for bystanders to prevent violence. The training covers an overview of current targeted violence statistics, examples of behavioral warning signs, and resources for individuals seeking to report concerning behavior.

Urban Rural Action

Urban Rural Action

Uniting to Prevent Targeted Violence (UPTV) is a nonpartisan program that brings together 28 Pennsylvanians, known as Uniters, in Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties to work across divides to prevent targeted violence. The four goals of the program are to:

  1. Build relationships across ideological, racial, generational, and geographic divides;
  2. Implement projects in partnership with social service organizations that reduce risks of targeted violence;
  3. Strengthen local Threat Assessment and Management teams;       
  4. Raise local communities’ awareness of targeted violence.

For more information, email Joe@URAction.org or Kira@URAction.org.

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Karuna Center for Peace Building

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism in Schools

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism in Schools (BRAVE Schools) partners with middle and high schools in Western Massachusetts to proactively prevent violence and build resilience among students and staff. Employing a whole-school approach, the program engages diverse individuals in addressing factors that can impact a positive and safe school climate. Through training and support, a Care Team leads project implementation within each school, involving students and staff in raising awareness and enhancing violence prevention efforts.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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The navigating violent content and Critical Thinking Seminar training opportunity focuses on identifying violent online and media messages that could lead to violent radicalization and critically evaluating them to develop strategies to increase community awareness and resilience.

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Diverting Hate

Diverting Hate

Diverting Hate is an organization that examines the ways in which radicalization proliferates online and uses prevention methods to help individuals build resiliency through partnerships with community-based organizations. Diverting Hate employs diversion tactics to disrupt algorithmic radicalization pathways to reduce and/or eliminate the possibility of falling into misogynistic rabbit holes.

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Lewis University

Lewis University: H2I

How2Inform (H2i) was developed to combat online misinformation with navigating violent online content and critical thinking tools and resources. H2i.info provides free access to H2i methodology, articles, books, videos, websites, and more to assist educators and media consumers in identifying and avoiding misinformation. For more information, email How2Inform@lewisu.edu.

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FUSE and Michigan University

Missouri State University: FUSE Campaign

The FUSE project website houses podcast episodes, a card game, a radicalization education toolkit, and information on project awareness events. The toolkit comprises five interactive modules: identifying radicalization, identifying bias, white supremacist ideology, digital literacy, and deradicalization.

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Simon Wisenthal Center

Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance's "Combat Hate Digital Empowerment Workshop"

The Combat Hate Training opportunity is designed for youth and suitable for classroom implementation. This 50-minute course fosters critical thinking skills to decode and reject online hate. The training adheres to an online safety curriculum that aligns with digital citizenship standards and builds on essential media literacy skills. Students are taught to apply media literacy questions to a range of real-life scenarios, interpret the impacts of hateful messages, and create an action plan worksheet.

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Boston Children's Hospital (Massachusetts Area Prevention Framework)

 A two-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security supported the implementation of the Massachusetts Area Prevention (MAP) framework to reduce mental health problems and increase social belongingness among adolescents through a multi-pronged, evidence-informed, and community-based program. The MAP framework includes expanding a Youth Advisory Board (I-YAB), implementing school-based belongingness programming, and establishing a multidisciplinary service coordination team to support the connection of at-risk youth to supportive community-based services.

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Colombia University: Reimagine Resilience Program

Reimagine Resilience is a multimodal training program designed for educators and educational staff to cultivate resilience in their students, classrooms, and communities as part of a whole-of-society approach to violence prevention. This professional training program draws on Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess' Educational Displacement Theory of radicalization and seeks to build resilience to hate and violent expression by amplifying protective factors — such as social connectedness, non-violent problem solving, and creating cultures of prevention. 

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National Esports Honors Society

This page provides a high-level overview of the National Esports Honors Society and serves as the program's central hub. The National Esports Honors Society is an out-of-school-time add-on program for collegiate esports programs, focusing on media and information literacy, peer and intergenerational mentoring, community and civic engagement, and professional development with esports. Programmatic resources will be published over time and made available via this page. For questions or further information, contact at eliot@esportsus.org.

   

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Behavioral Services Division - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Behavioral Service Division Homepage and Palm Beach community resources/services.

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Chatham County Police Department

Chatham County Tip Page

Partnering with local law enforcement and emergency management, the Chatham Treat Assessment and Management Network developed protocols regarding incidents of violence, increased awareness, and competencies through training, and increased community-based efforts to encourage reporting threats and violent crimes.

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Expanding MAP into Four Metropolitan Boston School Districts through School-Based Assessment Teams

The Multidisciplinary Violence Prevention Core of the TCRC conducts research, intervention development, and capacity building in multidisciplinary approaches to violence prevention., supported by funding from DHS. Their work includes the 1) Massachusetts Area Prevention (MAP) Framework Program, which supports youth at risk for violence and those engaging with hateful ideologies, work with four districts in greater Boston to build 2) Inter-ethic Youth Advisory Boards 3) The Strengths, Needs, and Risks: Assessment & Management Tool (T-SAM) - build the capacity of mental health practitioners to assess and manage risk for targeted violence and terrorism in collaboration with local multi-disciplinary threat assessment teams.

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Hawaii State Fusion Center

Hawaii TVTP — The State of Hawaii Office of Homeland Security (HIOHS) and the Office of Homeland Security 

The state agency charged with preventing terrorism in Hawaii, HIOHS’s whole-of-community strategy to prevent targeted violence includes training on violent extremism; establishing, training, and operating behavioral threat assessment and management teams (TATM); and developing a prevention network that connects the TATM and traditional fusion center partners with community resources.       

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Training Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation Threat Assessment

Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation Threat Assessment Training

Threat Assessment Training, designed for nonprofits and other stakeholders, aims to enhance capacity to assess and disrupt threats of violence and radicalization. The training is segmented into four progressive levels from Level 1 to Level 4 (early to advanced). For instance, Level 1 Training focuses on raising awareness of key elements in targeted violence prevention. Level 4 Training involves scenario-based learning with tabletop exercises and role plays, designed specifically for established Threat Assessment Teams, aiding them in identifying gaps and enhancing their processes.

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Crisis Response Team

Mental Health Resources - City of Aurora Mental Health Resources - City of Aurora

The City of Aurora's Mental Health Resources page provides information on its Crisis Response Team and Targeted Violence Prevention program, their missions, how to request them, and what to expect. This link also provides links and information to other local resources.

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National Governors Association

The National Gov Association's State Targeted Violence Prevention: Programming & Key Performance Indicators

The State Targeted Violence Prevention: Programming & Key Performance Indicators website is a guide for U.S. state governments as they seek to design and implement holistic targeted violence prevention (TVP) plans and programs. The resource lays out three specific categories of activities for state-level TVP implementation. The first (Preparation) and last (Monitoring) are “back-end” activities to help state governments lay the groundwork for effective programming and sustain those efforts in perpetuity. The middle category (Prevention) follows the public health model of violence prevention and incorporates four levels of prevention – Primordial, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary – that address community and individual susceptibility to targeted violence.

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New York State Domestic Terrorism Unit

In recognition of the evolving threat environment, including the growing threat of domestic terrorism, New York State participated in the National Governors Association's (NGA's) Policy Academy on Preventing Targeted Violence. The Policy Academy included a multi-agency collaborative planning effort resulting in New York State's first Targeted Violence Prevention Strategy. This strategy employs a multidisciplinary public health approach by engaging a broad group of stakeholders to better understand the relevant risk factors and work to prevent the threat of targeted violence.

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Deliquency

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime Delinquency Threat Assessment and School Safety

The Southwestern PA Regional Threat Hub Portal is a commercially hosted web portal designed to facilitate meaningful interaction between hub participants, hub management, and subject matter experts. The portal enables direct requests to the hub for general information, training, or consultations. Additionally, the portal will host curated, professional content for partners interested in threat assessment resources to include links to PCCD, DHS, and other federal partners. Additionally, the hub portal features expert-recommended content from across academia, research, and health care, as well as a forum to for subject matter experts to discuss recent studies, events, or developments in the fields of threat assessment, threat management, and targeted violence prevention. 

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Rochester Threat Advisory Committee

Rochester Threat Advisory Committee (ROCTAC)

ROCTAC is focused on keeping Monroe County safe through community-based intervention approaches for threats, or threatening behavior by an individual; grievance-fueled violence; and online radicalization.

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University of Hawai'i West O'ahu

University of Hawai’i — West O’ahu

The University of Hawai’i West O’ahu is committed to establishing and developing Behavior Intervention/Threat Assessment and Management Teams (BITAMs) tailored to the unique needs of Hawai’i’s diverse population, culture, and environment. Additionally, they aim to address violence prevention using a public health approach to facilitate engagement with community stakeholders relating to BITAMs and bystander intervention, which will inform necessary future steps in creating a bystander program. This program strives to work in conjunction with the broadest set of local stakeholders to create trusted partnerships in order to address and curtail issues before they become threats. Please see this informational video

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Palm Beach 211

211 Palm Beach Helpline

211 is a confidential, community helpline and crisis hotline service providing immediate guidance and support for individuals and families who find themselves without answers to problems they may face on a daily basis.

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Music In Common

Music In Common's Black Legacy Project (Black LP)

Music In Common facilitates dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia production, and performance to bring diverse people together, empowering them against hate. The Black Legacy Project aims to be an innovative musical collaboration to strengthen resistance to violent extremism by fusing music, multimedia, conflict transformation, and person-to-person dialogue and collaboration to support social integration and cohesion.

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Tuesday's Children (Community Resilience)

Leveraging its evidence-based Long-Term Healing Model, Tuesday's Children aims to deliver promising practices and provide personalized guidance along with peer support. This aid is extended to service providers and survivor groups across various U.S. communities affected by terrorism, targeted violence, military conflict, and the ongoing pandemic, to promote connection and long-term healing as a deterrence to extremism. 

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Building Capacity of Mental Health Practitioners to Assess and Manage Risk for TVT in Community Settings

In 2021, the TCRC received another two-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security to create and pilot a clinically useful tool to aid in assessment and management of Targeted Violence and Terrorism risk in a community-based setting. The T-SAM (Targeted Violence & Terrorism Strengths, Needs, and Risks: Assessment & Management Tool) has been created as a clinically useful tool that offers community-based mental health practitioners a collaborative, client-centered approach to the assessment and management of risk.

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Citizens Crime Commission of NY's DEEP Tool Kit

DEEP is a voluntary program designed to help people who are at risk of engaging in extremist violence through the use of psychological and social interventions​. 

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Life After Hate Violent Far Right Extremism (VFRE) Law Enforcement Training

 The Violent Far Right Extremism (VFRE) Law Enforcement Training Opportunity is open for registration to law enforcement, corrections, and probation/parole professionals. The program covers the extent of VFRE in the U.S. today, the mechanisms of recruitment and exit strategies for violent far-right movements, and the reasons behind these decisions. It also provides strategies for mitigating VFRE-related violence and criminal activity in local communities.

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Counter Extremism Project

The Radicalization, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Recidivism Network (4R Network)

To guarantee that every stakeholder tasked with supervising extremist offenders in-prison and/or in-community in the U.S. has adequate knowledge and access to evidence-based reintegration support mechanisms, the 4R Network aims to establish a sustainable community of practice with cross-cutting relationships and enhanced expertise. 

Counter Extremism Projects Alternative Pathways Program:

Toolkit and course for Addressing Radicalization and Facilitating Rehabilitation, Reentry and reconnection among incarcerated Americans.

Last Updated: 02/29/2024
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