U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism domestically have made significant advances in the three pilot cities of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Boston. Although there are some promising examples, CVE research currently lags behind the implementation of CVE policies.
Both these advances and gaps were on display at the February 2015 White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Each of the three pilot cities presented their CVE achievements, frameworks, and future plans. All reported major steps forward in engagement and partnership between law enforcement, mental health practitioners, educators and communities. All shared preliminary plans to develop more targeted prevention and intervention components of multilevel CVE programs. At the summit, the overall impression given was that the pilot cities were now approaching the starting line with respect to implementing CVE policies.
Weine, Stevan and Ahmed Younis. 2015. "Aligning Research and CVE." START (February). https://www.start.umd.edu/news/aligning-research-and-cve