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Gang Resistance Education and Training Project for the City of Indianapolis

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $250,000)

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.

FY 2006 G.R.E.A.T. funds will continue and enhance middle and grade school programs by targeting schools and locations with the highest concentration of youth at risk. The Indianapolis Police Department proposes to enhance G.R.E.A.T by adding family and summer programs, expanding the program geographically, and implementing a G.R.E.A.T Day at the Speedway in collaboration with the Indianapolis 500 Mile Speedway.


Date Created: September 18, 2006