Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism
The U.S. Attorney's Office, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the University of Tampa, presented "Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism," a forum designed for community stakeholders and law enforcement. During the event, officials shared information on the threats our communities face from violent radicalization, and how social media and marketing tactics are used to target vulnerable individuals. Forum attendees also learned how to empower themselves against the threat of recruitment of young adults by extremist actors and how to develop trusted networks and collaborations to counter all forms of targeted violence. The social movements of specific cultural groups and how they are affected by current radical ideologies was also discussed, along with examples of effective community and law enforcement partnerships.