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Crookston GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $16,562)

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 Crookston Police Department is proposing to teach the G.R.E.A.T. program to a total of 365 students during the grant year. In the spring it is planning to teach a 13-week program to 85 sixth grade students and a 6-week program to 83 fourth grade students. In the fall the Crookston Police Department is planning on conducting the 13-week program for incoming sixth graders, estimated to be 110 students. It also plans on presenting the 6-week program to the incoming fourth graders, estimated to be 87 students.


Date Created: September 19, 2006