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Hawthorne Police Department G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $45,409)

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 Hawthorne Police Department will have three police officers working as School Resource Officers (SROs) assigned to the Hawthorne School District. The SROs are assigned the responsibility of teaching the middle school GREAT curriculum at three Hawthorne School District Middle Schools (Bud Carson, Hawthorne, and Prairie Vista Middle School).


Date Created: September 18, 2006