Disrupting the Pathways to Violence

Targeted violence is preventable.

Community approaches can help.

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Preventing Targeted Violence

There is no single pathway to violence but there are common elements in the experience of people who carry out violence. Spotting and reporting concerning behaviors is the first step to prevention. Once reported, caring community professionals need to know and implement interventions to manage the behavior and divert the person from the pathway toward violence.

Read More About PTV

Nebraska’s grant project focuses on testing a public health led community engagement model appropriate for rural or small to mid-sized communities. Learn more about the PTV project goals, activities, and how we measure success.

View Training Resources

Educational events related to disrupting the pathway to violence are posted on this page. Trainings include Level 1 and Advanced Threat Assessment Training. Take a look and plan to attend one in your area.

Learn About Preventing Violence

Preventing violence is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about different forms of targeted violence and how to spot concerning behaviors. This page includes links to information, presentations and upcoming events.

We Are All in This Together

There are many online resources available to help professionals understand how risk of violence can be assessed and managed. The Preventing Targeted Violence project emphasizes understanding the process of radicalization and the underpinnings of behavioral threat assessment and management.

Nebraska is Breaking Down
Barriers to Reporting

Nebraska’s project uses a public health approach to explore barriers to reporting concerns that someone may be on a path to violence. Radicalization and targeted attacks are national concerns that begin and end locally. Rural areas are not immune to these issues.
Learn how Nebraska’s PTV project is addressing these issues.

This project is funded by a grant to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency by the US Department of Homeland Security #EMW-2016-CA-00291

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