Domestic Extremism & Targeted Violence Prevention

Violent extremism and targeted violence are on the rise in the United States. Law enforcement has faced an increasing number of cases pertaining to terrorism, driven by many forms of extremism. Individuals are exposed to law enforcement at different stages on their path of mobilization to violence. While some of these individuals have fully mobilized and require arrest, others do not pose enough of a serious imminent security threat to warrant the full time and resources of the FBI, DOJ, state or local law enforcement. Arrest is not always an appropriate or viable option. There is an acute awareness, however, that something needs to be done. Taking a public health approach to prevention and intervention, the CCC has created programs to effectively redirect and demobilize these individuals.