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The Preventing Radicalization to Extremist Violence through Education, Network-Building and Training in Southwest Ohio (PREVENTS-OH) project aims to develop a proactive, informed and resilient network of organizations, coalitions and civic entities aware and capable of collaborating to prevent domestic violent extremism in Southwest Ohio.

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program, PREVENTS-OH recognizes that domestic violent extremism and hate movements pose a serious threat to the realization of human rights.


Community Awareness Briefings

Raising awareness of the risks of radicalization and the paths to prevention.


Enhancing civic engagement and building trust by conducting dialogues on sensitive topics in our community.

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I applaud the Human Rights Center for the timely attention it is giving to domestic extremism. With the continuing rise in gun violence and the ineffectual response from those who control the levers of power in our nation, it's up to community centered institutions to keep us informed so that we, the people, can demand change.

- V. Lee, CAB participant

Human Rights

Federal grant for extremism prevention awarded to UD HRC

The Human Rights Center received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant for a new project, PREVENTS-OH, which will develop a network of organizations to help prevent domestic violent extremism in southwest Ohio.

Preventing and responding to political violence, extremism and hate in Ohio

Since the 2020 elections and the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, national and international experts have raised concern about increasing political violence in the U.S., particularly by white supremacist or racially and ethnically motivated violent extremist groups.