Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention eLearning (DHS) [February 2023]

DHS, Wisconsin DOJ, and Wisconsin DPI Partner to Launch Targeted Violence Prevention Course

Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to release an eLearning module for the public titled, “Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention”.

The goal of this eLearning module is to educate the public on threatening or potentially concerning behaviors and where to report them, providing an opportunity for intervention to prevent targeted violence from occurring. It seeks to assist in preventing targeted violence by empowering community members to recognize threats or potentially concerning behaviors, understand what behaviors may be displayed by a person who is on a pathway to violence, learn where to report information of concern, and understand how the information reported will be used to keep our community safe.

“Research has shown that bystanders or third parties can have a significant impact in preventing targeted violence,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Thank you to those at DOJ, DPI, and DHS involved in making this training module available nationwide.”

This eLearning module was primarily developed based on the research and guidance of federal homeland security partners, including research published by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC).

It is available at the following link: