Countering Violent Extremism

September 15, 2014

Attorney General Holder Announces Pilot Projects to Counter Violent Extremism in Communities Nationwide

In order to complement the Obama Administration's ongoing work to protect the American people from a range of evolving national security threats, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Department of Justice is joining with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center to launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the nation to help counter violent extremism. These programs will bring together community representatives, public safety officials, religious leaders, and United States Attorneys to improve local engagement and – ultimately – to build a broad network of community partnerships to keep our nation safe.

Updated May 24, 2022