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What goes into building a threat management team?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued guidance for the formulation of threat assessment and management teams. “Through identifying and managing potential threats, these teams provide alternatives to investigation and/or prosecution for bystanders who are actively seeking intervention assistance with a known individual at risk of mobilizing to violence,” Homeland Security officials report.

Threat assessment and management teams are proactive and protective measures that are designed to prevent—not predict—potential acts of targeted violence and terrorism, according to Homeland Security.

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