International Expert Engagement and Analysis of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Evaluations, Final Report [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Introduction:"In furtherance of its mission to conduct evidence-based research to inform policy recommendations, operational requirements, and public safety needs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed a countering violent extremism (CVE) framework (the Framework). This Framework will assist DHS S&T in developing a research agenda that seeks to save lives, reduce property losses, and enhance community resilience in the face of rapidly changing threats of extremist violence in the United States. The Framework recommends pursuing research in the following four areas: diverting individuals from radicalization, preventing individuals from carrying out attacks or locations from being targeted, mitigating the impact of extremist events, and developing community and individual resilience to violence inspired by extremism. Initial Framework research conducted for the Countering Violent Extremism - Developing a Research Roadmap project and the 5RD Workshop to Counter Violent Extremism suggested a need for increased evaluation of CVE programs across all four Framework research areas to properly understand how best to implement future programs and improve existing CVE programs."
RTI Project Number 0214428.007
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/