September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Summit Dates Announced!
September 27-29, 2023
Founder, Polymath Solutions
Braden Schrag holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and has over twenty-seven years of education, training and multi-disciplinary experience encompassing pediatric mental health, social work, law enforcement, and the private sector. For more than thirteen years he has worked across the spectrum of the domestic and international violent extremism prevention and post conflict-zone field as a frontline practitioner, advisor, instructor, and innovator. His efforts have supported programs for the return and repatriation of women & children from conflict zones, civil society-public safety CVE and prevention programming, as well as the development and implementation of whole of society initiatives.
With over eighteen years of public safety experience covering uniformed patrol, training, and terrorism prevention, Braden is presently a Lieutenant with a major metropolitan police agency in the southwest US. His past responsibilities include co-developing two US nationally recognized programs focused on violence and extremism prevention which emphasize community policing practices and a cross-sector and multi-disciplinary approach. Previous experience in social work and pediatric mental health focused on conducting individual and family-centered assessments for children with severe emotional disabilities and families at risk of violence, conducting sexual abuse investigations, along with delivering community-based service and case management. Braden has also presented at the US Naval Postgraduate School, Royal Jordanian National Defense College, and for the International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law on community policing practices, multidisciplinary team development and violent extremism prevention.