Prevention Practitioners Network

Domestic Terrorism Stats


was the deadliest year for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, according to the FBI.

The McCain Institute is building a national network of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to addressing targeted and hate-based violence, and its impacts, within the United States. This network will both increase the efficacy of locally-based prevention frameworks and programs, and expand referrals to qualified programs throughout the country. The architecture and implementation of this network is made possible through funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program.

The McCain Institute is working to:

  • Establish a network for prevention and intervention practitioners’ and conduct outreach across the mental and behavioral health sector to grow the network.
  • Host intensive workshops that address common design challenges such as how to navigate privacy and ethical obligations, how to manage litigation risks and secure insurance, and how to manage litigation risks and secure insurance, and how to approach threat assessment.
  • Develop a framework for program design that features existing resources, relevant considerations, and actionable recommendations for each design decision.
  • Create an asset map of mental and behavioral health willing to accept targeted violence and terrorism prevention referrals.