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Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $25,046)

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. G.R.E.A.T.'s violence prevention curriculum helps students develop values and practice behaviors that will assist them to avoid destructive activities. The G.R.E.A.T. program coordinates with federal, regional, state and local agencies, as well as individuals from community and civic groups. The goal of the G.R.E.A.T. program is to train law enforcement officers in a school-based curriculum in which the officers provide instruction to school-aged children in life skill competencies, gang awareness, and anti-violence techniques. Training in the core G.R.E.A.T. program is provided to officers from any state or local law enforcement agency.

The goal of this G.R.E.A.T. program is to prevent delinquency, youth violence and gang involvement within the Hillsboro School District. The Hillsboro Police Department Youth Service Officers will facilitate and teach the G.R.E.A.T curriculum to over 875 identified high-risk seventh grade students. In addition, the Youth Service Officers will conduct five one-week camps aimed at gang prevention for 125 at-risk elementary school students.


Date Created: September 18, 2006