Trump admin will apparently not renew program to fight domestic terror

In spite of data showing recent increases in attacks on religious minorities, it looks as if the current federal administration is not planning to renew the Countering Violent Extremism grant program, which is designed to prevent domestic terrorism through a variety of strategies. Nationwide projects funded by the program included training for mental health personnel and police; systems bringing police officers together with Somali youth; former white supremacists who talk to students about why they stopped following hate-filled ideologies; and other efforts.

The Countering Violent Extremism program began in 2016, and is run by the Department of Homeland Security.

The Department of Homeland Security website has recently changed and now has no reference to future funding after July 2019, reports Laura Strickler of NBC News.

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