Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention

This roundtable event brings together the whole of society with a common thread in prevention and intervention programming and a foundational goal of helping others thrive.

Through interactive presentations and dynamic, purposeful conversations, participants will increase their awareness of the issues, identify gaps in programs and services, and develop smart solutions that will amplify collaboration with Federal, state, and local groups, grantees, community organizations to develop intervention strategies to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. We will have deep conversations on the solutions, useful resources, and training strategies to prevent targeted violence through collaboration with Federal, State, and local groups, grantees, and community organizations. 

DATE: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

TIME: 10 AM - 12 PM  EST

LOCATION. Online. Click here to RSVP



10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions

Robert F. Mahoney

Regional Prevention Coordinator (Boston); U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships


10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Opening Remarks

Samantha Vinograd

Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention, & Law Enforcement Policy


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Keynote Presentation

Dana Begin

Director, Evidence-Based Practices and Grants Division Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.



Moderator: Robert F. Mahoney

§  Renee Hobbs, Director, Media Education Lab, Professor of Communication Studies Harrington School of Communication and Media

§  Dr. Ardian Shajkovci, Director, American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute (ACTRI)

§  Tony McAleer, Counselor, Instructor, Executive Director, Life After Hate

§  Tyler Cote, Co-Founder & Director Operation250


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Audience Engagement: Q&A for Panel

Closing Remarks