Prevention requires a whole-of-community approach. Equip your personnel and partners to recognize potential threats; know where and how to report them; and plan for, and respond to, incidents.

The JRIC works with federal, state, and local partners who offer an array of online training and tools to build preparedness and enhance resilience.


Grant funding is available from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies to offset the cost of preparation and prevention.

Self-assessments can provide foundational information for future federal or state grant applications. Complete this work before the next grant period opens, so you can apply without delay. The following worksheets are required to apply for funding.

Self-assessment tools are available online. Click the links below to access the appropriate tool. Though tailored for faith-based facilities and schools, these tools can also be applied to any facility that hosts large gatherings.

  • Faith-Based Facilities | This online worksheet helps you evaluate existing security measures, and provides links to additional information and resources, based upon your answers.
  • Educational Facilities | This online tool asks questions about existing safety and security measures, and provides a downloadable report detailing potential mitigation options.

Planning drives preparation, and preparation drives effective responses. Planning provides a methodical way to engage the whole community in thinking through the lifecycle of a potential crisis, determining required capabilities and establishing a framework for roles and responsibilities.

  • All Hazard Planning and Safety | Comprehensive planning resources for emergency operations, threat and hazard identification, and pre-disaster recovery.


Your personnel and community members are the first line of defense. Teach them what to look for, and how to report it. In 92 percent of targeted violence cases, at least one bystander was aware of the perpetrator’s grievances, ideology, or intentions—but only 25 percent of them reported their concerns to authorities, according to studies by the FBI and US Secret Service.

  • NCTC Mobilization Indicators | This booklet provides a catalog of observable behaviors that could signal individuals or groups are pursuing ideologically-motivated violent extremist acts.

  • Human Trafficking Resources | This document provides key indicators of potential human trafficking incidents and victims, and a variety of reporting mechanisms for suspected incidents.

Communities face a growing need for real-time and long-term risk management and intervention strategies which leverage the expertise of mental health clinicians, community assistance programs, and other government services.

  • DHS CP3 Resources | The DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) takes a whole-of-society approach to ending targeted violence and terrorism.
Mental Health/Public Safety Evaluation teams and training, threat assessments, and other tools can help your community members proactively seek help for at-risk individuals, and receive targeted violence prevention training.
Preparing For Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks